Snap Scene: CLAMM, Tentpole Festival, Mt Dundeed Estate, 4th March 2023 by Mary Boukouvalas

CLAMM, Tentpole Festival, Mt Dundeed Estate, 4th March 2023 by Mary Boukouvalas

Melbourne punk power trio CLAMM hope to achieve “community, creativity and catharsis” through their music, while exploring themes of “confusion of what it is to be a young person trying to live an honourable life in this f**cked up world, navigating systems of power and oppression while retaining a healthy sense of self and mental health”.

Their recent second album Care – earning a 4-star review from NME Australia – is bigger, louder and darker than their 2020 debut Beseech Me, featuring singles Bit Much and Monday. With recording engineer Nao Anzai (NO ZU, Cash Savage, Rolling Blackouts) adding synth to many of the record’s big, loud and dark garage punk tunes, Care is their first album to feature the band’s newest member, bass player Maisie Everett, joining best friends Jack Summer and Miles Harding.

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Mary is a photographer and a writer, specialising in music. She runs where she endeavours to capture the passion of music in her photos whether it's live music photography, promotional band photos or portraits. She has photographed The Rolling Stones, KISS, Iggy Pop, AC/DC, Patti Smith, Joe Strummer, PULP, The Cult, The Damned, The Cure, Ian Brown, Interpol, MUDHONEY, The MELVINS, The Living End, Foo Fighters, Smashing Pumpkins, Rage Against The Machine, The Stone Roses –just to name a few - in Australia, USA, Europe and the Middle East. Her work has been published in Beat magazine, Rolling Stone magazine, Triple J magazine, The Age Newspaper, The Herald Sun, The Australian, Neos Kosmos,,,, She has a permanent photographic exhibition at The Corner Hotel in Richmond, Victoria Australia.