There have been a few bands on over this weekend who are hitting the 20-year mark in their career and nostalgic indie pop outfit clammbon are still going strong in their 19th. The White Stage was filled to capacity, with barely room to squeeze into to see the trio perform a comparatively low-key set in comparison to the heavy EDM wafting across from Deadmau5 at the Green Stage. In keeping with the whimsical nature of clambonn’s music, a few well-prepared people were blowing bubbles across the crowd, lending a playful atmosphere to the event as the crowd waited for the band to start.
clammbon are notable that for their pop rock credentials, but they deal in a variety of sounds: modern and gentle electronica which had the crowd singing along in unison, all backed up with jazzy work on the bass from Mito. Vocalist and pianist Ikuko’s soft voice echoed in an out over progressively more ethereal synths, and all the while drummer Daiksuke playing with an intensity that could well have rivaled the electronica of the other side of the mountain. Ikuko has a charmingly kawaii appeal which goes down well with the audience, who all whispered pretty much the same thing every time the elfin front-woman cracked a smile.
clambonn put on a crowd-pleasing performance, an evening performance that suited them much better than their previous afternoon slots, and left the White Stage sated on nostalgia and and kawaii.
Photo by mamiko miyakoshi / Text by Laura Cooper
Posted on 2015.7.26 02:20