Clockwork Era
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Clockwork Era

London, England, United Kingdom | SELF

London, England, United Kingdom | SELF
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Mark E Smith's influence over modern music can't be underestimated. Not just Peely's favourite band, but a whole new generation of kids who like the raw ramshackle post-punk sounds that offers them so much more than corporate indie landfill.

Clockwork Era are zero gigs old at the time we go to press, their first ever gig is 11th Jan at Dublin Castle with Club Fandango, and there's something raw yet vital about these early recordings. None more so than on "Broken Britain" which perfectly sums up the disillusionment of youth with lines spat out of "Our culture is destroyed as we know it" over what literally sounds like the guitars and drums being pummelled into an inch of their life. Just a duo there's a primal instinct to make as much noise as possible out of what's available and nothing is wasted, nothing is overused, there's a simplicity and minimalism throughout - an anti muso ideology that goes against the grain of music college bores who can play in 20 time signatures, but have no trace of originality or sense of self.

Lyrically they seem pre-occupied with the idea of things coming to an end across the other 4 tracks online - Ghosts, Berlin, Falling, Shadows - and the claustrophobic nature of the music is compelling. Its not so much joyous as a cathartic exorcism of the system.

Its very very early days for Clockwork Era at the moment and it will be interesting to see where they go from here as they gig around South London until the summer honing their sound down. - Designer Magazine


YOU MAY NOT HAVE HEARD OF:
Clockwork Era, from North London.

IN A NUTSHELL, THEY'RE A BIT LIKE:
"A cathartic exorcism of the system” - Designer Magazine

FROM WHAT WE CAN TELL:
The innercity two piece have a healthy regard for gritty no-wave acts such as Teenage Jesus and the Jerks that underpins their also-evident love for the early '90s grunge foot-pedal. All songs are delivered with "vitriol, resentment and anger" - and they're heading for the Buffalo Bar in London on 18 May.

IT'S ONLY A FIRST DATE, BUT WE'RE THINKING:
Passionately evil, resolutely hedonistic, and determinedly destructive, this is DIY punk rock as God intended.

INTRIGUED? HERE'S SOME AUDIO GOODNESS: - Artrocker


Discography

Fear Inside EP (April 2012)

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Clockwork Era create a cathartic noise that spits out bile through the disillusioned post-punk sensibilities that commentate on an imploding society through jagged riff-laden buzz-saw guitars, crunching drums and incessant repetitive mantra like vocals; war, social commentary, lies and paranoia are all delivered with vitriol, resentment and anger.

There is a underlining punk aesthetic that sits alongside the likes of Cerebral Ballzy, Blacklisters and Off but the band pull in from a number of areas; No Wave era bands such as Teenage Jesus or Theoretical Girls spring to mind alongside The Jesus Lizard, Sonic Youth, Circle Jerks or even Royal Trux whilst all delivered with a deadpan Mark E Smith vocal angst.