Melbourne punk power trio CLAMM return with second album Care in August 2022.

CLAMM’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.

CLAMM explore the confusion of what it is to be a young person trying to live an honourable life in this fucked up world. Their songs are about trying to navigate systems of power and oppression while retaining a healthy sense of self and mental health. Community, creativity, and catharsis are what they hope to achieve through their music.

Care is bigger, louder and darker than CLAMM’s debut album Beseech Me (2020). It’s also the first CLAMM recording to feature the bass and backing vocals of newest member Maisie Everett (also in Belair Lip Bombs), who joined the band shortly after Beseech Me was released. Guitarist Jack Summers and drummer Miles Harding have been best friends since primary school, but with Maisie the CLAMM trio finds its ultimate form.

Beseech Me was a Triple R and FBI Radio feature album in 2020 and sold out its original cassette pressing almost immediately. It was reissued on vinyl in 2021 by UK label Meat Machine (renowned as the home for Canadian art-punk provocateurs Crack Cloud), which saw CLAMM featured on the cover of French Rolling Stone and played on BBC 6 Music.

In Australia the band has played with Wolf Alice, Amyl & the Sniffers, the Chats and the Murlocs, and played Melbourne Music Week. CLAMM will tour UK/Europe in August for their first international shows.

Care is released on 19 August 2022 by Chapter Music for the world outside UK, Europe and Asia. It will be released in those territories by Meat Machine.

“CLAMM may not be the first group to venture out into the fuzzy Australian wilderness, but…they might just be the best.” – DIY Mag

“CLAMM’s storm of cathartic energy disguises how intricately constructed the songs are…both exhilarating and engaging.” – All Music