Claytown Troupe are another band that I used to see a fair bit and was always surprised they didn’t make it bigger than they eventually did. They got a string of great support slots (The Cult, Wonderstuff, Jesus Jones, etc), got their videos played on TV, but for whatever reason didn’t break out beyond gaining a loyal following.
They were damn fine live.
This was the second time I’d seen them (previously they were the opening act for The Rose of Avalanche at ULU – GIG 007) and they impressed me even more the second time round, headlining obviously suited them.
They also helped me get a A* in English as I wrote up a really atmospheric gig review as part of my coursework that the teacher obviously enjoyed. Wish I still had a copy of that as it’d be fun to reread!
Unfortunately neither of the support bands on this occasion left a lasting impression.