The band craft their selections via a combination of conventional instrumentation and electronic production and manipulation, with specific attention to layering and repetition, and the application of various effects and devices. Guy Connelly, the vocalist, guitarist, sampler and master machinist behind Clock Opera can be placed in that small but select pantheon of distinguished male pop vocalists that also includes Billy Mackenzie of Associates, Haydon Thorpe of Wild Beasts and Antony Hegarty of Antony and The Johnsons, all singers unafraid of expressing themselves in an unguarded, emotional way.
Andy West (bass, guitar, synths), Che Albrighton (drums, samples) and Dan Armstrong (samples, synths, keyboards, backing vocals) join Guy on stage and make guitars sound like harp glissandos and keep the pace with his constantly evolving ideas and methods of chopping up sounds into smithereens and fiddling with them sonically and in terms of pitch and rhythm.
Together they are a studio unit who push the recording process as far as it will go, but who are also a fully functioning performing band who can reproduce the intricacies of their music while gaining a new urgency and energy with every show. They might have avant-pop tendencies, but they have the ability to create a wall of sound and noise that will stand them in good stead with the best of live acts.
plus support: MUST