Rebellion Festival Preview: Klammer

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Ahead of this year’s Rebellion Festival we’ll be asking a selection of the band’s who are appearing about what we can expect, and for their advice on surviving the four day festival. In the 12th of The Punk Site‘s Rebellion Festival previews we ask Klammer to provide their insights into the festival. Formed in 2014 and drawing from the members’ shared love for all things angular, dark, loud and melodic. Klammer put a contemporary twist on the post-punk attitude, although there’s plenty of hooks in their songs, there’s also dark and edgy broodiness coursing through their sound. The Rebellion Festival will be taking place at Blackpool Winter Gardens between the 2nd and 5th August 2018, you can purchase tickets and view the full line up for this years festival here 

You can read about what to expect from Klammer at the 2018 Rebellion Festival below

Is this your first experience of the Rebellion Festival or have you played before?

We played the Introducing Stage last year, which was a great experience for us all. We loved it!

What can we look forward to from your set?

We’re not straight ahead punk. We’ve got the attitude of the first wave of punk along with many other influences we’ve squashed in to the sound. What I love about 77-78 punk was how diverse it all was. Fuck rules, just get up there and do it. I guess if you pin us down we’re definitely more Post-Punk but with attitude and energy of Punk.

What makes the Rebellion Festival special for you?

It’s got such a great atmosphere as you walk around the whole building and all the many stages. Punk/Post-Punk are very broad churches, they have so many variations within them. Daz and the team do a great job organising it.

Will you have the chance to catch anyone else whilst you’re there and is there anyone else on the bill you’d recommend people go and see?

We’ll definitely be going to see some other bands after we’ve played. My personal list on the Thursday would be Cyanide Pills, Theatre of Hate and Buzzcocks. On other days in would be Peter Hook and the Light, PiL, also our friends 999 and Wonk Unit.

If you could pick one band to appear at the Rebellion Festival who would it be?

The Clash, Joy Division/Warsaw and The Stranglers

Do you have a favourite memory from a previous Rebellion Festival?

Playing last year. Also later that day some guy came up to talk to us and said we were his favourite band of the day, which blew us away! It then turned out he was a writer for Rock Regeneration and did an unbelievable review of us. Thanks Ross!

Are you currently on tour if so where else are you playing this year?

We’ve got an album launch gig coming up at The Brudenell in Leeds on 18th Aug.

What can we look forward to from you in the next twelve months?

We’ve just released our new single Spiral Girl on 7” and download. Our new album comes out on 10th Aug on Vinyl, CD and download

Do you have any festival survival tips?

See as many bands as you can in between beers!

Is there anything else in Blackpool you’d recommend people experience whilst they’re in the town?

Fish and chips and the beach.

Finally when and where are you appearing?

Thursday The Pavilion 2.35 pm

Thanks for taking the time to speak to us, we’ll see you down the front

Klammer‘s website can be found here and their Facebook page is here

You can purchase tickets for Klammer‘s album launch show at Leeds Brudenell here

The Punk Site review of Spiral Girl can be read here