Melbourne punk trio CLAMM are returning with a sophomore album CARE, out August 29th on Meat Machine, to announce the news, they’re sharing lead single and video ‘Bit Much’.
Melbourne punk power trio CLAMM announce their sophomore album, Care, arriving digitally and on vinyl August 19th via Meat Machine (Crack Cloud, N0V3L). They also share the first single from the new record, 'Bit Much', the first CLAMM recording to feature the bass and backing vocals of newest member Maisie Everett (Belair Lip Bombs) who joined guitarist/vocalist Jack Summers and drummer Mile Harding, best friends since primary school, to complete the trio's ultimate form.
Jack Summers says of the track:
“It can be a strange thing to focus on your own mental wellbeing while also hearing about the constant horrific events of the world. Bit Much focuses on this dynamic and the overwhelming feeling it can bring.”
Care follows CLAMM's 2020 critically-acclaimed debut album, Beseech Me, which drew support from BBC 6 Music, DIY, and more. The band's music was already concerned with the woes of the world, but the last two years have added extra urgency to their blown out, dystopian punk power. They continue to be a clarion call for a generation facing an age of uncertainty, using a powerful brand of bracing punk to deliver a soundtrack for the evicted souls of modern convention. The new album Care is bigger, louder and darker than its predecessor. CLAMM recorded it at Rolling Stock and Sound Park Studios with Naomi Anzai (Rolling Blackouts C.F., NO ZU, Cash Savage), who also plays fearsome synth on the album and has joined the band on-stage at recent shows. Saxophonist Anna Gordon (Mangelwurzel) contributes wild free jazz skronk to a number of tracks. In Australia the band has played with Amyl & the Sniffers, The Chats, Cash Savage and the Murlocs, and played Yours & Owls Festival and Melbourne Music Week. A UK/Europe tour planned for Jan/Feb this year was cancelled for the usual reasons, but the band will return in August for their first international shows.
Care is released on 19 August 2022 by Chapter Music in Australia, New Zealand and North & South America. The album will be released in the UK, Europe and Asia by Meat Machine.
UK + EUROPE TOUR DATES
26.08.22 | London, UK - Shacklewell Arms
27.08.22 | Manchester, UK - YES Basement (Mood Swings)
29.08.22 | Glasgow, UK - The Flying Duck
30.08.22 | Leeds, UK - Wharf Chambers
31.08.22 | Bristol, UK - Crofters Rights
01.09.22 | Brighton, UK - The Hope & Ruin
03.09.22 | Groningen, NL - Vera (Downstage)
05.09.22 | Berlin, Germany - Schokoladen
06.09.22 | Aarhus, Denmark - Det Knuste Øre
07.09.22 | Hamburg, Germany - MS Hedi
08.09.22 | Cologne, germany - Bumann & Sohn
09.09.22 | Paris, France - Supersonic
10.09.22 | Lille, France - Supersonic
11.09.22 | Leffinge, Belgium - Leffingeleuren