“If you ever need to impress someone, take them to an Andy Clockwise show. They’ll never forget it!” Chris Muckley, KCRW
Andy Clockwise and his band have returned to Australia from the USA, and are heading out in the road for some regional dates after their recent sold out Sydney show!
This time last year, Sydney born, LA-based Indie Rock Troubadour Andy Clockwise was in Memphis, Tennessee on a 30 date tour of the south and midwest of the USA – but, COVID had other plans. After the cancellation, Andy and his all Australian ex-pat band packed up their things in Los Angeles and headed home. Taking to a farm just outside of Sydney, Andy has recorded, played, mixed, and produced his long-awaited record, “War Stories”. This 4 volume behemoth of stoic poetry, insightful new wave, and folk-tinged electronica has been a lifetime in the making.
At the height of the late 00’s/10’s, during his Triple J feature album period and the onslaught of Song Exhibition and Classic FM, Clockwise moved to LA with an acoustic guitar and a laptop to play small dive bars, and quickly built himself as a local Los Angeles tour de force. He reached national acclaim after a Spaceland residency (which propelled the careers of such talent as Beck, Rilo Kiley, Silversun Pickups, Local Natives and Cold War Kids) was featured on NPR: all things considered, sold out nights at the Troubadour (Elton John and Tom Waits) and was given local and national radio play on KROQ FM & KCRW. Clockwise had created so much buzz that PRINCE himself even came to check out the show! The purple one approved.
War Stories is a several volume odyssey about the battles that we put ourselves through. Real and unreal. An Odyssey, spanning 36 tracks of classic pop/new wave/folk and 80’s post-punk. Made in his Hollywood Hills studio in LA and Boulevard Recording (Pink Floyd/Fleetwood Mac) as well as during stints in London and Sydney, it features work by Omar Yakar (War On Drugs) Drew Erickson (Tim Heidecker, Roger Waters) JT Thomas (Captain Beefheart) Stella Mozgawa (Warpaint, Kurt Vile) and Jade Macrae. War Stories will be released this year on Exhibition Records.
Apart from Andy’s ever-expanding reputable songbook, his live shows have been described as “if Mick Jagger, Beck and a mad scientist had a love child, it would be Andy Clockwise – a perfect storm of rock, charm and swagger” – Tobi, KCRW, 98.7FM, XM Radio, Amazing Radio