The Clockworks is an accomplished band, pulling references from across music, film, novels, and art to create weaving and tragicomic tales of the common man.
Formed in Galway and now living in London, The Clockworks has been described as ‘shit hot’ by NME and praised by CLASH for their ‘ferocious sense of purpose’.
Delivering exhilarating live slots across Europe, The Clockworks has played at major festivals including Pukkelpop, Eurosonic, Electric Picnic, and The Great Escape. The band has also played at Liverpool’s Sefton Park with Kings of Leon, performed on Sky 1’s Soccer AM, and completed a run of US dates with Pixies and UK support shows with The Reytons and Inhaler in 2022.
The band released their first long form offering Exit Strategy in November 2023, inspired by their passion for storytelling and influenced by everything from Pulp Fiction and Fleabag to Zadie Smith and Edward Hopper.The album is in two halves entitled Galway and London and presents a multifaceted band, pushing themselves and exploring the limits of their philosophy.
Hallmarked more by a philosophy than a sound, The Clockworks weave pop sensibilities with noisy, post-punk, rock-influenced stylings. The songs seem swaggering and dark yet often have an epic, nostalgic quality. They place poetic introspection beside witty, kitchen sink drama to create something intense but playful.