The four-piece Irish band The Clockworks inspire the whole of Europe with their performances at festivals and television appearances. They describe themselves as „the punk rock version of The Streets“.
The band is currently under contract with Alan McGee‘s newest label company „It‘s Creation Baby“. The Clockworks first came to his attention in 2019 when guitarist Sean Connelly messaged him on Instagram, saying: “McGee: We’re the punk rock version of the Streets.” McGee was impressed enough by a demo to go and see one of their rehearsals at home in Galway, at which frontman James McGregor performed with such intensity that he broke his mic stand. McGee felt it was the best rehearsal he’d seen since early Oasis, and signed them that night.
They have since impressed audiences across Europe with live performances at festivals including Eurosonic and Electric Picnic, performing to a huge crowd at Sefton Park in Liverpool in support of Kings of Leon, as well as a head-turning televised appearance on Sky 1’s Soccer AM. And the media have been quick to show their support too, with Louder Than War Magazine praising their: “devilish eccentricity and high energy. They look as sharp as they sound”, and CLASH effusing their “ferocious sense of purpose, with the careering post-punk guitar lines”.
Their new single “Feels So Real”, is a love song to the city that finds them broadening their post-punk palette, inviting comparisons with compatriots Fontaines DC and the Murder Capital. “London feels like our second home,” says McGregor. “I think the last two years have made us feel like this is where we’ve needed to be as a band. Like we belong here.”
In April 2022, the new self-titled EP was released, with the previous single „Endgame“.