Klammer – Klammer (Underdogz Records)
Label: Underdogz Records
Released Date: January 31st 2016
If you haven’t heard of Klammer yet, they are a mixture of post-punk and gothic rock. Their sound reminds me of The Cure, Joy Division, Bauhaus and, at times, even the Ramones, New York Dolls and other new wave acts. The first song sets an eerie atmosphere; the vocals don’t kick in for the first minute and the whole song is a massive build up to something. Remember “Heroin” by the Velvet Underground or “Bela Lugosi’s Dead” by Bauhaus? It’s in that sort of style, which makes for a great opening song.
The second song, “The Power of N,” is one of my favourites on the album. I actually found a video for it on YouTube. The video just shows the band playing, but it’s very well made and looks professional. I couldn’t make out the lyrics or find them anywhere on the Internet, and I am just dying with curiosity to know for what the ‘N’ could stand. Perhaps it relates to math.
If only I could find their lyrics on the Internet, I would definitely pick up my hairbrush and start dancing and lip singing around my bedroom to this band. I’d also probably want to use dark eyeshadow and bright lipstick when doing it, given the band’s 1980s sound.
If you like this album you’re in for a treat because Klammer also has a 7” coming out soon on Curious Fox Records. You can buy Klammer’s merchandise on their website: http://www.klammer.co.uk/. You can also catch them on their UK tour with Richie Ramone starting this month and the dates are as follows:
February with Richie Ramone
5th Bedford, Esquires
6th Bath, Moles
7th Cardiff, Fuel Rock Club
8th Wolverhampton, The Robin 2
9th Newcastle, The Cluny
10th Wakefield, Snooty Fox
11th Edinburgh, Bannerman’s
27th Feb Barnsley, Barnsley Rock and Blues Venue with System Of Hate
5th March Doncaster, The Leopard with The Vibrators
18th March Preston, The Continental with 999
25th March Middlesbrough, Westgarth Social Club with The Membranes
22nd April Billingham, Cowpen Club with The Sex Pistols Experience
23rd April Wakefield, Warehouse 23 with U.K. Subs
By Alisa Masokha-Jones