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. Unfortunately both of the support bands they had on this occasion sucked.