Clock Opera - 'Ways To Forget' Live Stream
Swimming in the shallow end of the 80's, Clock Opera are just the band we need in the middle of all the heavy synth induced madness we are encountering from what seems like every new band as of late. This isn't to say that you won't encounter any machine made tones, you just won't be bombarded with them with every tick of the metronome, think more squeaking shoes and tin cans. So, to celebrate such refreshment, there will be a live album stream of their forthcoming debut LP 'Ways To Forget' on Hype Machine this afternoon. This is a great way to legally keep ahead, as the album is due for release through Moshi Moshi Monday 23rd April.
Another reason to celebrate is that they are on our ever increasing and illuminating roster for this years Dot to Dot. What this means is that they are definitely ones to watch for the near future, as this is a festival known to break some pretty big acts, such as Chapel Club and Wild Beasts, before the likes of Glasto and Reading even get a foot in. There is much to look at with a band like Clock Opera, as one dimension just isn't in their vocabulary. An example to demonstrate such would be in their single 'Man Made', in which the lyrics were taken by dismantling and then piecing back together a 20p women's magazine story detailing a beauty pageant in a Siberian prison, whereby the lucky winner was granted parole. Now that would take some deciphering on your own, but by ripping up the usual conforms of writing, it is elevated to another level altogether, rendering it for the listener, somewhat of a mystery until cracked. To celebrate the release, Clock opera will be headlining London's Scala April 24th. For the meantime, you can enjoy this very silly video for the single 'Man Made'.