Cody Blanchard & Will Sprott of Shannon & The Clams spoke to Mary Boukouvalas about their latest release, Year of the Spider, and about their upcoming Australian tour …
Love Police Touring Presents
SHANNON & THE CLAMS
AUSTRALIAN TOUR 2022
Love Police Touring is a-buzz to announce the return of Oakland’s Shannon & The Clams for appearances on the Love Police Stage at Splendour in the Grass and headline shows in Melbourne, Sydney and Wollongong. After six albums – the latest Year of the Spider was released towards the end of last year – and nearly as many tours of Oz, Shannon & The Clams have a huge repertoire of killer tunes and the unflagging spirit that makes for the greatest of live bands.
“Shannon Shaw and Cody Blanchard trick out warped Fifties-Sixties rock driven by space-age thrift-shop keyboards, shimmy-shake dance grooves and sexy moonlit vocals—Shaw’s woozy Amy Winehouse-isms are backlit by Blanchard’s shrieky falsetto.” -Rolling Stone
“Year of the Spider is anything but stuck in the past. Its novel sonic alloys & punk rock spirit ring of right now.” – Uncut
“How … does an album such as Year of The Spider, one that feels resilient, jubilant, and carefree, emerge in the midst of such a difficult time? It might be a mystery, but it’s the distillation of these experiences that translate into this uniquely vibrant album.” – Rolling Stone Australia
SHANNON & THE CLAMS AUSTRALIAN TOUR – JULY 2022
Sun 24 – SPLENDOUR IN THE GRASS, BYRON BAY
For further information https://www.lovepolice.com.au/tours2022/shannonandtheclams
SHANNON AND THE CLAMS:
“Garage-rock” and “Retro-rock” are two terms they’re often tagged with, but neither does justice to Shannon & The Clams. With their rich and varied aesthetic, great songs and a colourfully textured sound that takes in classic ‘60s girl-group and doo wop, Shannon & The Clams play souped-up, keyboard and guitar-driven ‘60s-inspired soulful pop rock’n’roll. With a penchant for minor-key moods and swinging grooves, the group has an emotional authenticity that belies their fun name and a lively spirit that confirms it, and in Shannon Shaw they have a voice and a presence for the ages. The band has developed notoriety for lively and genuine stage performances, and a zealous following that craves their particular authenticity and innovation on classic sounds.