Tuesday, 21 May 2019

Klammer

Single: Being Boiled

Artist: Klammer

Release Date: 3rd June 2019

Label: Under Dogz Records

9/10

Klammer is a Leeds band with a whole lot of attitude and more than a nod to the dark side. 
Their music combines elements of goth rock, punk rock, and darkwave.

Klammer was formed by UK Producer Steve Whitfield (The Cure/The Mission/Jane Weaver) in 2014 and they have already released 3 albums which have gone down a storm with fans. 

Their latest release is a cover of a lesser known track by the Human League called 'Being Boiled' This track opens with a gorgeous sexy riff reminiscent of an early 'Manic Street Preachers' which then gives way to a goth style vocal. This is a band with a deadpan approach. With a polished style and a hint of world-weariness, Klammer claims this track as their own. The darkness of the vocal synchronizes beautifully with the upbeat jangly soundbites on this single. This is the first time I have heard this Human League track so I compared this to the original which has a muddier darker sound. Klammer has updated this track, and while staying true to the original concept of the recording they have also added brighter tones which bring this song bang up to date. 

This is a great single and I look forward to hearing more from Klammer. 






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