Clockwork Era played a blistering set at the Windmill in Brixton on Saturday 8th June and then decided to release their brand new EP and spit up on the same day; Monday 10th June.
They create a cathartic noise that spits out bile through the disillusioned post-punk sensibilities that commentate on an imploding society through jagged riff-laden buzz-saw guitars, crunching drums and incessant repetitive mantra like vocals; war, social commentary, lies and paranoia are all delivered with vitriol, resentment and anger.
There is a underlining punk aesthetic that sits alongside the likes of Cerebral Ballzy, Blacklisters and Off but the band pull in from a number of areas; No Wave era bands such as Teenage Jesus or Theoretical Girls spring to mind alongside The Jesus Lizard, Sonic Youth, Circle Jerks or even Royal Trux whilst all delivered with a deadpan Mark E Smith vocal angst.
With 'Black Eye' barely clocking in at 30 seconds and 'Surf Train' at under a minute Clockwork Era have never been ones to hang around and with this finale they leave with 2 short and stabbing EPs and a trail of in your face gigs to be remembered as one of the undergrounds most formidable live acts.
2. Surf Train
4. Black Eye