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Hot Press Magazine’s ‘Ones To Watch in 2018’

With their previous releases receiving significant radio play in Ireland and the UK (RTE 2FM, iRadio, RTE 2XM, 4fm, Galway Bay FM, Flirt FM), as well as frightfully positive reviews from music press big-hitters such as Hot Press & Louder Than War UK, The Clockworks return, sat cross-legged and bold between the fine lines of ‘edgy indie’ and ‘tight punk’ with their new single “Rumours in the Stockroom”.

These Galway boys have gone from strength to strength since storming Body and Soul at Electric Picnic ’17, and representing their country with pride at Indie Week, Toronto, reaching the Semi-Finals of the prestigious “Best of the Fest” competition.
With sharp observations, blunt instruments and swaggering vigour, the band distil “the immediacy of The Strokes or The Clash, with the melancholic love of words of The Smiths or The Streets”.


“This Galway band has been on the lips of everyone that matters this year. From seeing them tonight it is easy to see why. They are something the Irish music scene has been overdue for some time” – U&I

“Far from being the typical hyperbole of a music press trying to jump on the “next big thing”, the praise with which The Clockworks were heaped was warranted’. – Louder Than War, UK

“The Clockworks illicit fond memories of blissful angst and attitude sorely missed in the industry today. They represent the very fabric of musical tenacity amid hordes of risk-less acts.” – Pure M

“You’ll be hearing a lot more about The Clockworks” – Hot Press Magazine

“A band definitely on the verge of breaking through” – The Last Mixed Tape

“A street-level sound, the trio’s latest single draws from the everyday and conveys it with gritty guitars, pin-point drumming and wryly observational lyrics….Instantly relatable” – The Last Mixed Tape

“a song as lyrically sharp in its social observation as it is keen in its uncluttered and tenaciously inventive sound.” – Ringmaster Review, UK

“There’s swagger, charm, pleasure and an instantly noticeable individuality about this Galway band” – Remy’s Film and Music Blog
“Ireland’s next big thing” – Outcast Magazine

“a 90’s/early 2000’s indie/rock feel to it. And with witty, ironic anecdotes reminiscent of The Streets and The Arctic Monkeys…A band with big dreams and a wry look on life has to go far.” –

‘Hop on the bandwagon now, and check them out on some of the smaller shows they’re playing this summer before you have to queue up for their sold out shows.’ – Echoing Stem


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