From the depths of the big smoke of London, Das Clamps are a go-go-girls-gone-savage raunchy Rock'n'Roll two piece, brought to you by Trash Wax Records and Dirty Water Records!
This duo have been known to violate the stages of Trashylvania, Franklinfest, Hipsville,and The Wild Weekend and have featured at Dirty Water gigs with artists such as Kid Congo and his Pink Monkey Birds, MFC Chicken, and Baby Shakes.
(photo: Pitcher Photography)
Their debut LP of Clam- and Cramps-infused "Shit Music For Shit People" on is out on Trash Wax Records and Dirty Water Records, keep up with their sleazy shell shocking antics and see what they shuck out next!
(photo: Liz Miller)
The Dirty Water Club started in October 1996 in the Tufnell Park neighbourhood of north London, at a venue called The Boston. The club's name is derived from The Standells' 1966 hit 'Dirty Water' which glorifies the US city of Boston, Massachusetts.
Past performers have included The White Stripes (voted by Q Magazine as one of the top 10 gigs of all time, Mojo one of the top 30 and Kerrang one of the top 100!), The Gories, Country Teasers, Black Lips, NOBUNNY, Kid Congo Powers, The Fleshtones, Billy Childish, Radio Birdman, The Dirtbombs, Thee Michelle Gun Elephant, The 188.8.131.52's, The Horrors and The Brian Jonestown Massacre to name just a few. The club has also seen some original '60s performers, such as The Monks, ? and the Mysterians, Kim Fowley, Sky Saxon, GONN, Michael Davis of the MC5 and more grace its stage.
Their in-house record label, Dirty Water Records, is one of the leading garage/beat/(real) R&B labels in the world.