Melbourne punks CLAMM have shared new single ‘Something New’, the final to be lifted from their forthcoming album Care ahead of its arrival next month. It’s a charged, frustrated ripper about craving and release: “I’ve been waiting for something to keep myself at bay,” sings the band’s Jack Summers. The track builds to a wailing saxophone crescendo courtesy of Mangelwurzel’s Anna Gordon
“‘Something New’ is a song about searching or yearning,” Summers explained in a statement. “It is about impatience and time, and its title refers to the process of facing seemingly new stimuli throughout life.”
Watch CLAMM’s ‘Something New’ Video, Directed by Oscar O’Shea
Care is set to arrive on Friday, 19th August via Chapter Music. The follow-up to the band’s 2020 debut Beseech Me is the first to feature bassist and vocalist Maisie Everett, who joined CLAMM shortly after their first album was released. The album has been previewed with two other singles: ‘Bit Much’ in April and ‘Monday’ last month.
In late September, the trio will kick off an Australian tour in support of Care, with shows on the Gold Coast, in Brisbane, Sydney, Newcastle, Wollongong, Melbourne and Perth. This Friday (29th July), the band will also perform live at Melbourne radio station Triple R’s performance space – head here for more info.