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August 17, 2006
I’m always a bit excited to hear a band for the first time, particularly one that I haven’t heard before. It’s perfectly normal to see me sitting at work with my Last.fm reccommendations radio on with the setting down to as non-mainstream as possible. Equally, when someone reccommends a band to me, I’m a little wary – sometimes you can find some real stinkers who people love – which doesn’t mean that I’m right, I’m just very picky in my taste of rock pop.
I received an email the other day telling me about the small artist Clocks, who I’d seen mentioned on another Warwick blog, and after a listen to a few of the songs that I’d been sent, I found them to be rather good. Unpolished, perhaps, but still very good and enjoyable, and – I quote from their MySpace – they have done a very good job combining “harmonies and perfect pop songs” into something dishy. Pop rock in the vein of The Coral is always welcome…
Clocks, who began life as The Rumours, got noticed when they were scheduled to play a gig in Leicester Square on the 8th of July last year. After the events of 7/7 in London, they were given a last minute gig in Camden which got them a lot of attention – and they have moved from strength to strength since. Their first single, “That Much Better” (see video below) was released this Monday through Hungry Kids Records, and we all love independent music, don’t we children? You can find a limited 1000-copy download available from Hungry Kid or try and find the limited release (100) of the single on vinyl. There’s one on Amazon right now… Go! Go! And watch(?) out for them on Radio 2 this Saturday, apparantly.
Here is the video to Clocks debut single, That Much Better, by Minivegas.co.uk
(Under the band’s previous guise as The Rumours)
Clocks – Call On Me MP3 Expired
Clocks – Down To An Art MP3 Expired