Beginning life as a side project in rural Wales, Clockwork Radio have since explored half of Europe, playing anywhere from rooftops to boats and festival stages. Sculpting their own brand of alternative rock whilst on the road, the band self-released 4 EPs over a two year period, collaborating with artists Agnes Cecile and Juan Carlos Riviera on artwork and videos. Tracks from the EPs were quickly picked up by the likes of BBC Radio One, BBC 6Music, XFM, Q and NME Radio.
You can stream and download album track ‘Fever’ for free from Clockwork Radio’s official website.
As an independent band on the road, Rich Williams (guitar & vocals), Dan Wiebe (vocals & percussion), Sam Quinn (vocals, bass & rhodes) and Iwan Jones (lead guitar & vocals) have been grateful for the hospitality of strangers and fans, affirming the importance of community in order to survive whilst on tour. It’s these experiences that have shaped the band’s sound and vision, realising that the connection between the band and the audience is the most important part of playing music.
In late 2013 the four piece recorded their debut album No Man Is An Island over two days in December in Manchester’s 80 Hertz Studios. The album sees the band take a completely new approach to the way they record, taking a snapshot of their live sound, capturing the character of their live shows.
The album is an energetic and accomplished collection of brightly coloured compositions, each member of the band painting part of a musical mural to create an intense and vibrant sound that embodies good times in the sunshine. Tracks like ‘The Balance Of Water’ give the band the opportunity to slow down proceedings and show off their knack for stripped down melodies and subtle vocal harmony. The release is a great showcase for a band who are very much confident in their sound and the effect it has on their audience.
With previous single Feel It Up gaining airplay from BBC 6Music, BBC Radio 1’s Nick Grimshaw and named as one of BBC Introducing… Manchester’s Tracks Of The Year, this debut album opens a dramatic new chapter for Clockwork Radio.
No Man Is An Island is released 8th September via Poly Tune.