Track Review: Point of Being Right / Shannon and The Clams

With their classic 50’s-esque sound, Shannon and The Clams know all about infectious music. Hailing from across the pond (aka America), the band released their first album, I Wanna Go Home, back in 2009 and have since earnt themselves many a fan with their fun-epitomising tracks. Now 2015, the group are set to release their second album for Hardly Art, Gone By The Dawn, Point of Being Right being the second release of which.

Point of Being Right is a swinging, lively number that oozes charm with its bouncy bassline and raw, honest lyrics about relationship turmoil. Lead singer Shannon Shaw’s impeccable vintage-sounding vocals sit sweetly atop a series of backing “aah’s,” radiating images of milkshake bars and red-booth ridden diners. In short, this track is catchy as hell – the scuzzy guitar laden chorus of “oh what’s the point of being right” is singalong material at its finest.

Perhaps the highlight of Point of Being Right is the recently shared video, directed by the band’s very own Cody Blanchard. The video sees the members donning a variety of creative costumes as they give the track “their best karaoke parlor treatment;” it’s fun and vintage-looking, fitting for a fun, vintage-sounding track. See below:

Gone By The Dawn is set for release on September 11th, and is definitely worth getting your hands on. If an album simply isn’t enough, you can catch Shannon and The Clams on one of their two forthcoming UK dates:

Oslo, London – 11/11/2015

Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar, Brighton – 11/12/15

Words by Tabby Green


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