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/Gig /York /KLAMMER / The Exceptional Mr Hyde
August 12, 2022 @ 19:00 - 23:00 BST£7.18
Hailing from Leeds, Klammer draws from the members’ shared love for all things angular, dark, loud and melodic. Previously described as the love child of XTC and Gang Of Four, Klammer offer an enticing contemporary twist on the post-punk attitude, blending elements of goth rock, punk rock and dark wave, all with dark pop sensibilities. You’ll find plenty of hooks and a dark and edgy broodiness coursing through their sound.
Formed by UK Producer Steve Whitfield (The Cure/The Mission/Jane Weaver) in 2014, they have already released 3 albums to great critical acclaim, with last years ‘You Have Been Processed’ receiving fantastic reviews across the board. The singles ‘Modern God’ and ‘Spiral Girl’ both from the album, received airplay on 6 Music.
Having consistently played up and down the country both as a headline act and in support of some big name bands (including The Skids, The Undertones, Richie Ramone, Chameleons Vox, Penetration and The Membranes), they have also played at Rebellion for the last two years and The Great British Alternative festival. Klammer are intent on consolidating their position as one of the country’s finest live Post Punk acts.
The Exceptional Mr Hyde is a tight three piece band based in Yorkshire fronted and lead by Phil Montgomery, Ady Corbally on guitar and Nick Parker on bass. The music was influenced by the punk explosion of 1977, moulded by post punk, Goth and the alternative music that followed. “This has had a huge impact on my music but is not the sole influence” says Phil the alter ego of The Exceptional Mr Hyde. “The music is hard to pigeon hole with touches of Industrial and Electropunk too. Anger, passion and energy, thats my thing”. Phil also plays lead guitar for a local based “Punk and Roll” band. “I’ve always written the music and lyrics for the bands I’ve been in but The Exceptional Mr Hyde, this is totally my own project.” The debut single “Crashland” was released in June 2020 and reached No. 4 in the Terra Relicta dark music charts with the debut album “For the Few” to follow closely.