They changed the name to Marrakesh and went through various line-up changes until settling down with the classic line up of Rosie, Plug and the Captain with new drummer Smeg. They then went on to record 2 excellent demos, Family Ties and Atmospheres and play a large amount of gigs in and around the South-West. In 1999, Rosie decided to call it a day so the remaining members decided to carry on regardless and play a mixture of punk and rock covers, including songs by the Damned, Clash, Dead Kennedys and the Anti-Nowhere league among others
From then on the band continued gigging at irregular intervals until November 2010 when the devastating suicide of their drummer, Smeg seemed to spell the end of the band. A farewell gig with Rosie followed in January 2011 with Bruce Treasure (A-Heads, Subhumans) standing in on the drums for the night That should have been the end of the band but like a bad penny, they keep coming back.
In April 2012, with the mattblackrat.com spring meet fast approaching, the idea came out that Plug and the Captain get back together to do a short set but who could they get to fill the vacant drum stool? Jak Collins the singer/guitarist from local band, AREA 53 (who were headlining that night), agreed to take the gig. The gig its self turned out to be a great success and much fun was had by all. Afterwards Jak agreed to join the band and fresh rehearsals started straight away with the first proper gigs for nearly two years been played at the end of August and the beginning of September that year.
September also saw The Clangers expand to a four-piece band again with the addition of a second guitarist in the shape of Ryan Mitchell (who also happens to play in AREA 53 as well ), playing there first gig with the new line up at the Yew Tree ,Warminster on October 11th.
Sinc then, the band has gigged regularly despite a few line up changes which still sees the Captain and Plug sharing vocal duties and with an audience ranging from 16-60 can see no reason to stop anytime soon.