Last I heard of Clock Opera was at a gig in Academy 2 in Dublin a couple of years ago. They were touring their album ‘Ways To Forget’. I had seen the band live a few times, including at Camden Crawl Dublin and had interviewed them also. I really liked their sound and they were a really nice bunch of lads. The other thing I remember was at that Academy 2 gig, someone took their beloved jug, used on stage as a percussive instrument. I wonder if they ever got it back.
Being bad, I had originally signed up to their mailing list using an address I now don’t use that much, so I completely missed that the band were back doing their thing after a slight line up change and were hoping to record an album with the help of crowdfunding.
Now that they’ve reached their goal, this week the band posted ‘Changeling’ on their Soundcloud page.
Changeling still has many elements that we can still associate with previous Clock Opera work. Bells literally do ring in change in this track, clever association with lyrics and production use church bells as part of the rhythm section. Guy Connolly’s vocals are tender, almost whispered in points. All elements combine for a perfect first born from the new album.
You can get ‘Changeling’ as a free download by signing up here on ClockOpera.com
The band are on tour in December and are doing a now SOLD OUT show in The Old Blue Last in London. Guess who is really happy they got tickets? Yup me!
26th November, The Old Blue Last, London. Free EYOE show.
5th December, Uebel & Gefährlich, Hamburg. Supporting Maximo Park.
7th December, Kesselhaus, Berlin. Supporting Maximo Park.
9th December, Esselhaus, Cologne. Supporting Maximo Park.
10th December, Backstage Werk, Munich. Supporting Maximo Park.
11th December, Melweg, Amsterdam. Supporting Maximo Park.
Photo of Clock Opera from here