Clock Opera - Release stunning new video for ‘Whippoorwill’

February 10th 2017

Clock Opera have another great video!!!

Comprised of Guy Connelly (vocals, guitar, sampler), Andy West (bass, guitar), Che Albrighton (drums), and Nic Nell (keyboards, vocals,) synth driven London quartet Clock Opera last month unveiled details of their second album ‘Venn,’ out via League of Imaginary Nations and !K7 on February 10th.

(Still from 'Whippoorwill' video)

A darker beast than their 2012 debut ‘Ways to Forget,’ the distinctive sound of Clock Opera is still present, but there's a marked shift in lyrical tone. Although a darkly cerebral and grief ridden record in theme, ‘Venn’ is as uplifting as it is sinister and ghostly, menacing and euphoric in equal measure. It’s an album named for the intersection, the shared part, the hole in the middle.

“A lot of the album is about loss, absence, holes, haunting, questioning identity, To be specific, the majority of the songs were inspired by a miscarriage. A lot of the others were driven by the fallout from it.” - Guy Connelly (Clock Opera)

(Still from 'Whippoorwill' video)

The new single ‘Whippoorwill’ throbs like an open wound, its narcotic churn reflecting the myths and legends about the titular bird being a vessel for souls after death. Clock Opera member Andy West made the video using images from still photographs that he cut out, scribbled over and brought to life using a combination of stop-frame and digital animation. 

Recorded at home and at Squarehead Studios in Kent with Kristopher Harris (Bear's Den, Smoke Fairies, Matthew and the Atlas, Story Books) over the summer of 2015, ‘Venn’ sees Clock Opera entering new and exciting territory. The band preview new material at four UK shows with the Boxer Rebellion this December.

Clock Opera UK tour dates Below: (Supporting The Boxer Rebellion)

December 2016
01st - Manchester, Gorilla
02nd - Leeds, Brudenell Social
06th - Brighton, The Haunt
07th - London, Shepherds Bush Empire

Check Out! the Video for 'Whippoorwill' Below...