Clock Opera at Soup Kitchen, Manchester


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Clock Opera head to Manchester in support of their new release ‘Be Somebody Else’.

“One of the indisputable masterpieces of British pop…rare sonic ambition and scope” – The Sunday Times

“A bar-raiser – an album of intelligent synth pop bubbling with humanity” – Clash

“I’ve seen the future and it looks just like today, with all the failures and the waiting cut away” sings Guy Connelly, Clock Opera’s frontman.

A mosaic of staccato synths, distorted bass clarinets and blissed ambient textures, Clock Opera’s energetic new single ‘Be Somebody Else’ delves into the schizophrenic distance between self-acceptance and the hyped-up versions we present online.

“I saw you living half a life when I thought you were living two. You’re at the mercy of what you think I think of you. You’ve got to be somebody else.”

Clock Opera rose to prominence in 2012 with their debut ‘Ways To Forget’, together with a raft of

well-loved remixes for Everything Everything, Christine & The Queens, Metronomy, Blood Orange,

Charlotte Gainsbourg, Marina & The Diamonds amongst many others.

Following extensive worldwide touring (with Alt-J, Metronomy, Django Django) their 2017 follow-up ‘Venn’ explored darker territory. Stand-out track ‘Whippoorwill’ became their most-streamed song to date.

Following the departure of original guitarist Andrew West, Clock Opera now take the form of a compact three-piece: Guy Connelly (vocals, guitar, bass, keyboards, production), Che Albrighton (drums), and Nic Nell (keyboards, bass, vocals, production).


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