‘Shimmering, epic pop beauty’ – Sunday Times
"One of London's most creatively coherent new bands" Time Out
‘an exhilarating blend of art pop and rock’ - Artrocker
‘Man Made’ was the last single from Clock Opera on Moshi Moshi/Island. It was one of the first songs to be written by the band and typifies the essence of Clock Opera - a complex, euphoric track with an infectious rhythm and profound emotion that melds experimental electronica with traditional instrumentation.
The initial inspiration for ‘Man Made’ was ‘Woman's World’ by Graham Rawle, an incredible 450 page novel comprised of entirely cuttings from women's magazines from the 1960’s, with the lyrics constructed by chopping up the words of a story about a Siberian women prison’s beauty pageant where the winner was granted parole, as recalled by the (now) old lady who won and was released.
It compliments the underlying theme of memory that runs throughout Clock Opera’s forthcoming self produced debut album ‘Ways To Forget’. The ten songs relate to the past, present and future, snapshots of life and experience and how these are shaped to some degree by our recollections and expectations that are altered over time, impacting on what is remembered – and consequently forgotten.
Clock Opera are gearing up for a summer of touring, kicking off with several shows at SXSW and New York in March, followed by a tour of the UK in April and then a summer of key festival appearances, to be announced in due course. Over the last year the band has gained a much deserved reputation as a phenomenal, must see live act with every headline show selling out. One not to be missed