Their new single ‘Feels So Real’ buzzes with energetic guitar riffs from guitarist Sean Connelly and bassist Tom Freeman, against a pounding beat from drummer Damian Graeney and intense vocal delivery from lead singer James McGregor, combine to create a knock-out song with a powerful post-punk punch. The accompanying video was filmed and directed by Oscar J Ryan on location in London.
The Clockworks have more singles on the way this year, and have just announced a tour as support for fellow Irish rockers, Inhaler. The band are set to be the next huge international act on Creation Records founder, Alan McGee’s new label, It’s Creation Baby, following a rapid rise in the UK music scene and attention from America, India, and Australia following their latest release, Feels So Real .
The Clockworks have a strong, punchy dynamic, drawing on intense post-punk influenced music to soundtrack snarling kitchen sink observations.
Having been signed to Alan McGee’s new record label ‘Creation23’ immediately after their move to London, the quartet have impressed audiences in London and beyond with an impressive array of gigs and live performances including shows at Eurosonic, Electric Picnic, Sefton Park in Liverpool where they opened for Kings of Leon, as well as playing live on Soccer AM on Sky 1.
Along with this, the band have made way into radio, so far being endorsed by Steve Lamacq on BBC 6, John Kennedy on Radio X, Rodney Bingenheimer on SiriusXM in the states, while at home being played regularly by Dan Hegarty on RTE2, and Ed Smith on Today FM.
“The best rehearsal I have seen since the 90s with Oasis is The Clockworks. What a band…” – Alan McGee
(Oasis, Primal Scream, Jesus & Mary Chain)
“Their music and stage presence is reminiscent of The Clash & Madness. A heavy beat contrasted with
bouncing lyrics – their tracks are clever and memorable.” – This Feeling
“They are so immediate, and so necessary, it’s impossible to deny them.” – Travellers Tunes
“The Clockworks are turning into one of Galway’s biggest success stories… they’re a gritty, honest, energetic punk band.” – This Is Galway