With the release of their first single "Girls Like You" on July 2nd, Galway band The Clockworks bring their first tale of social realism and cynical Indie Rock to the world. Weaving their “way around some great bands but without ripping them off” (Regina Mitchell), The Clockworks bring a nostalgic take on Indie/Post-Punk Revival, to frame tongue-in-cheek, yet wry and ironic anecdotes of life as a young adult.
The band have spent much of the last two months in pre-production for both the studio, and their live shows. Recording a number of tracks in April and May, they chose "Girls Like You": a song that compares the morning following a one night stand from both his and her perspective, as their leading single. This song bowls along at a crisp three minutes.
Hailing from Galway city, The Clockworks are led by London born James McGregor, who joined Seán Connelly (Guitar) and drummer Damian Greaney as The Clockworks in early 2015. The band quickly jumped into Galway support slots with such bands as Keywest, Hermitage Green, The Magic Numbers, Fangclub and Otherkin. Their first sojourn to the capital saw them play to a packed out Button Factory as part of the 2016 Searchlight Showcase. Consistent gigging and writing since their formation has allowed the young band to develop and hone the sound they call their own, with their labour coming to fruition in the release of their forthcoming single "Girls Like You".
The Clockworks have a definite mission for their future, to “write decent ‘band songs’ about everyday life” (Connelly) “and to headline Glastonbury with them” (Greaney).