Clock Opera did an amazing remix of Marina & the Diamonds’ single I Am Not A Robot the other week, and honestly it was the first time I had heard their name. In the back of my mind I knew it wouldn’t be the last though.
Clock Opera is a London based four piece with a very bright future ahead of them. Guy Connelly (the frontman), used to be a part of two different bands called bands called The Corrections and The Fall Out Trust, but now creates the self-coined “chop pop” â€“ literally chopping up sounds to create songs out of the remains.
Clock Opera is a fantastic name, but where does it come from you ask? It was chosen as Guy Connelly is heavily into “pocket symphonies with a mechanical, repetitious feel” and singing over the top in a high-pitched voice.
Anyway, A Piece of String is Clock Opera’s latest single and I think it’s absolutely fantastic. Connelly’s haunting vocals float over piercing synths and expertly selected (naturally chopped up of course) guitar and mandolin samples.
A Piece of String is available to buy on June 7th through French imprint Maman. Do it.