Shannon & The Clams.


Okay, I know NOTHING about this band. All I know is that I love them. I love them for reasons that get me so excited about music. SO excited. Like a kid at Christmas, like a tramp finding a sandwich, like..fuck I don’t know. All I know is that I love this band. I’m going to try my best to give you reasons, but you know- they probably won’t make sense.

Alright now. So I love music that has 60s girl group vibe surrounding them. Lo-fi, surfer pop- whatever you want to call it, I love it. I love it because for the most part the lyrics are dark but the music is enough to make you dance like a mental person. I think most of us do dance that way. I could just be speaking for myself there, who cares?! Unless your limbs don’t hurt the morning after, you had a shit time. Base everything on bruises and such.

Shannon & The Clams are awesome. I want to really REALLY express my love for them in a way that is out of control. Write that I love them on my forehead in permanent marker pen and go for a stroll down the street. Tattoo their name across my chest. Write them love-notes to tell them I adore them. But all of this is creepy, and I’m not going for that look. Trying to tame my wild ways. I’m not wild. I am plain and dull. Music. Music. Music. MUSIC.

Shannon & her wonderful clams make music that will shake your bones, infect your skull with catchy songs. Are you in love? Do you like someone who doesn’t know you exist? This band will provide you with woeful songs that will make you feel less alone, and less shite with your ordeal. I thankfully don’t feel this way so I don’t feel like OH MY GOD THIS IS MY LIFE. Instead, I’m just appreciating how brilliant they are. It’s always good when you can remove your emotions and see a different view. More of us should do that.

I found this band by accident. This stands by my point that, accidents are good. Well this kind are anyway. Pissing yourself or shitting yourself is an accident you DON’T want to happen. Finding a band that steals your heart by accident, you DO want that to happen. Let it happen more often. Open your ears, eyes, mind..and legs if you must. SMUT O’CLOCK.

There is so much that I love about this band. You don’t understand. I want YOU to listen to them and feel the same way. I want them to tour the UK so I can stand right in front of them and sing my heart out to the songs. I doubt I’ll be listening to much else now I’ve found them, so learning their songs is an easy task. I’ve got a lot of love to give them, TAKE MY LOVE. I have no idea why I’m having such a ridiculous outburst about them. I guess this was some much-needed excitement I needed, right? RIGHT.

They’re a band you can slap your loved one too. Or the person you are annoyed by the most. I don’t know what I mean by that, hopefully you’ll listen to them and you’ll understand what I mean. Make up your own meaning, I struggle with words most of the time. Ask me to describe my love for a band, I can sort of do. Anything else? Ask my mum. She’s the only one who truly knows me.

I’ve got one suggestion for you as you listen to Shannon & The Clams- get a glass of whiskey or wine. Pour yourself something nice, play their music loud and sing a long as loudly as you can do. It doesn’t matter if you are in tune or not. This band deserves your love, they’ll make you happy. Don’t deny yourself of such joys. I was going to quote Free Your Mind by En Vogue, but I decided not to. I’ll save that for another time.

So go on. GET. Go listen to them and fall in love.

I know NOTHING about the band. I don’t know how many there are, their names, where they are from or what their favourite snack is- all I know is that their music is perfect.