KLAMMER - Being Boiled. Single release. This rendition of the Human League classic is pinging off the walls of this office in a way the original track could never have hoped to do. KLAMMER have dragged this song bodily out of the simplistic electronic mire of yesteryear...and delivered something fresh and punchy.
On first hearing I'm convinced of the melange of post punk grit and the smooth almost sexy edginess of art rock. The band have been essentially faithful to the original but have given this song a full, no nonsense makeover. Almost four minutes of guitar based pleasure and a construction that makes me want to press replay several times over. You know.... there's an album too? Yup, I think I'm about to be processed!! Nice work boys x.
KLAMMER. POSS - Lead Vocals/Guitar STEVE WHITFIELD - Guitar/Vocals ROBERT LONGLEY - Drums MIKE ADDY - Bass
Hailing from Leeds, Klammer draws from the members' shared love for all things angular, dark, loud and melodic. They offer an enticing contemporary twist on the post-punk attitude, blending in elements of goth rock, punk rock and dark wave, all with dark pop sensibilities. You'll find plenty of hooks and a dark and edgy broodiness coursing through their sound.
Formed by UK Producer Steve Whitfield (The Cure/The Mission/Jane Weaver) in 2014, they have already released 3 albums to great critical acclaim, with last years ‘You Have Been Processed’ receiving fantastic reviews across the board. The singles ‘Modern God’ and ‘Spiral Girl’ off the album, both received airplay on 6 Music.
Recording of the 4th album is under way and but in meanwhile they have released a new version of The Human League’s early classic single Being Boiled.
Having consistently played up and down the country both as a headline act and in support of some big name bands (including The Skids, The Undertones, Richie Ramone, Chameleons Vox, Penetration and The Membranes), they have also played at Rebellion for the last two years, The Great British Alternative festival and this year's Whitby Goth Fest.
Klammer are intent on consolidating their position as one of the country’s finest live Post Punk acts.