Clock Opera will release their stunning debut album 'Ways To Forget' on 09th April 2012 on Moshi Moshi / Island Records.
They make music that is intensely euphoric with infectious rhythms and profound emotion. Rarely does an approach so fascinating in its methods and far reaching in its components result in songs with such universal appeal.
Producer, remixer and Clock Opera mastermind Guy Connelly seeks out his musical building blocks in the most unlikely places. A World War II ammunition case slams on a car park floor; a bouncing basketball thuds in a reverberant school hall; shoes squeak on a squash court. Tin cans, pots and pans, hand fans, old springs and other things of metal. Lighters, glass, cocktail flasks, trains that pass, harps in bits, guitars from skips, woodwind, brass, everything made slow and fast.
Guy also employs these techniques in his widely acclaimed remixes for the likes of Feist, Metronomy, Everything Everything and The Drums.
But for 'Ways To Forget' this process is just the beginning. Che Albrighton (drums / samples), Dan Armstrong (keys / vocals / samples) and Andy West (guitar / bass) enter the fray and transform the disparate industrial elements into songs filled with euphoria and urgency by immersing them in warmth and humanity.
Clock Opera's debut album is full of romance and recollections, re-enactments and speculations, memory and mystery, machine generated mood and human thought. Chopped and sliced, reassembled and repeated, these songs hold a mirror to the times we are living in.
'Ways To Forget' is the sound of human emotion in an age of machines.
In support of their debut album release of 'WAYS TO FORGET', Clock Opera will also embark on their first headline tour of the UK.