Rock on the Rock – Clench
Written by brent on August 9, 2007
A few weeks back I went to see Clench at Malones in Surfdale after having missed them a few weeks earlier at the Dirt Track. The show was reviewed by a couple of the local rags who didn’t really seem to know what to make of them … which was a good sign in my book. A couple of the Clench crew are (or were) DJs on the station so supporting them and seeing whether Waiheke can actually rock was on the cards for the night. Rock bands on ‘the Rock’ are few and far between; we seem to attract more of the singer/songwriter types than you’d ever really want to meet and I must admit that I went down without too many expectations, just to have a few beers say hello to some mates, listen to some music then walk home. Surprise! First song hooked me right away and reeled me in for the rest of the night – Clench were the real deal. Original numbers, riffs!… good ones too, rock’n’roll with an attitude and some real grit to it had landed in Malones of all places. I’ve been thinking about the band and what a great show they put on that night ever since so if you want to see some fine local rock head on down to Malones again this Saturday. I’m going to try to get some tracks by Clench on the site as soon as possible so check back. See you on Saturday.
Listen to Clench’s Live set on bFM here…