Let me take you back to Liverpool Sound City on Friday 18th May where a band called Clock Opera was opening for The Temper Trap. Before the gig, I had only heard a small amount about this band and, in truth, only turned up so I had a great spot to watch The Temper Trap From. However this band set out from the get go to captivate the audience and they grasped my mind as soon as Guy Connelly’s bearded face walked out on stage.
The band blew me away with there chop pop sound combined with strong synth and bass, which got stronger and stronger with each song. These guys where having as much fun playing as the audience was watching them play with Guy ( the lead singer, guitarist and the one with the beard) dancing his way around the stage.
The one thing this band defiantly knows how to do is to create songs which just stick in your head. Which was no exception to their closing song ‘Belongings’ which just plays over and over in my head. This was the perfect song to end on as the song just kept on building up and feed off the excitement coming from the audience. When their set came to its dramatic end, the audince gave them the applase they deserved. By this point I was Blown away by their performance and I was also sad to see Guy’s little beardy face leave the stage. So considering the fact that I only really went to the venue to see The Temper Trap and I left completely captivated by Clock Opera’s set, that it as a job well done boys.
Their debut album ‘Ways to Forget’ is out now and is filled with their quirky sound and song ideas. This is an album which I can not stop playing with, songs like ‘Lesson No.7’, ‘Belongings’ and ‘A Piece Of String’, the crazy loops and synth sounds just buzz around in your head endlessly.
The band has a UK tour on the books and will be in Liverpool on Mon 29th of October, at the Kazimier and they do not disappoint. Oh, did I mention that Guy’s Beard is amazing? Don’t think I did. Doug xx