THE CLAMEENS – Techno EP
Released 11th September 2015 via 25 Hour Convenience Store
Techno EP tracklist (Stream here)
It might be something in the water, or the spectacular architecture looking down on Northern Ireland’s second city, but Derry produces musical talent at a prolific rate. And now there’s another name to add to the list: The Clameens. All aged between 17 and 19, and having been in a band since school, The Clameens are four boys, including two brothers, who are about to make their home city very proud of them. Signed to 25 Hour Convenience Store (Gary Powell – The Libertines – label), The Clameens sing about being young, drinking, fighting, falling out and having fun. Their lyrics are acerbic, smart, hilarious and honest. And their tunes will make you want to dance, and drink, and dance some more. The band have already supported Pete Doherty and The Strypes, among others, and been chosen by MTV as one of the hottest unsigned bands for 2014, as well as being featured on Radio 1 and 6 Music, played to a packed tent at Liverpool’s Sound City 2015, and have huge touring news in the pipeline. The Clameens have talent, wit, good humour, great songs, and youth on their side.
Lead singer Sean says, “We have just finished recording this debut EP and we will be announcing more shows soon. The lead track – Techno – is about a friend of ours who listens to techno when she’s drunk, but not when she’s sober. The Clameens are well up all sorts of music, so we tease her about it. We made our London debut in June, and the shows were unreal. The travelling has been… well, if you don’t laugh, you’ll cry. Although being on a bus to London for 12 hours was totally worth the reception we received. And Liverpool was the same – we signed our deal there and it was an amazing weekend. For us as a young Derry band we could have never imagined this happening. Our mentality from the get go has been ‘death or glory’ and we still abide by that.”
The Clameens have just announced they will play The Good Life Experience in Flintshire, Wales, on 18/19/20th September – tickets here: http://www.thegoodlifeexperience.co.uk/buy-tickets), preceded by The Electric Picnic Festival Ireland on September 6th. Full ticket info here: http://www.electricpicnic.ie/ . A full UK autumn tour, including European and international dates before Christmas, will be announced shortly.