Delicious Clam have been creating space both literally and figuratively for many of Sheffield’s DIY bands since 2013. Operating as a label, practice room and small gig space from their Castle Market headquarters, they fuel the fire of Sheffield’s alternative scene. Now they’re exploring new territories, from stand-up to brilliantly daft club nights. They tell us more.
How would you describe Delicious Clam?
Delicious Clam is a labour of love. A self-facilitating media node, bringing together the mediums of performing music, practicing music, recording music, showcasing music, and releasing music as a record label. We try to be as inclusive to as wide a variety of other artistic methods as humanly possible in a small space: art, comedy, dance, DIY, etc. We've got it all.
How did it come into being?
Around 2013 we came across Sheffield stalwarts Temple of Coke's video for the song Pure Shores. We noticed notorious party starter (and some would say one-hit wonder) Andrew WK had left a comment underneath: "THIS PARTIES HARD". We wanted a piece of that, so started up a practice space on the corner of Arundel Street and Sidney Street in the old Cultural Industries Quarter. That space is now a car park, so we moved to a new space on Exchange Street, in which we hope to be able to foster a new era of great, innovative Sheffield music.