NEWS:  The Clockworks release new single 'Advertise Me' ahead of UK and EU shows
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NEWS: The Clockworks release new single ‘Advertise Me’ ahead of UK and EU shows

Galway four-piece The Clockworks have released their new track ‘Advertise Me‘. It’s the first new music from the band since the release of their debut EP Endgame earlier this year. Recorded at Abbey Road Studios and produced by the band in collaboration with Michael Rendall (The Jesus and Mary Chain, Shed Seven, Black Grape), ‘Advertise Me‘ sees The Clockworks confront the hypocrisy of a sanctimonious society that moans more than it does take action. The band explains the origins of the track:
“The idea for this song started with the line: ‘complain about consumers from the comfort of my Mac’. It got me thinking about contemporary culture and that feeling of dissonance that comes from criticising society while continuing to conform to it. The song is partly a satire in answer to this feeling.”

They go on to add:
“Todd Rundgren was a musical and production influence for this one. David Bowie. The Last Shadow Puppets. Red Hot Chilli Peppers. Interpol. The Cure. Pixies are usually brought up at some point in writing a new song.” 

This track sees the band evolve their sound. Continuing The Clockworks’ knack for scorching lyrics that hold a mirror up to society, the track has a depth in the soundscape particularly in the guitars which are both anthemic and soaring. Vocalist James McGregor shines with his vocal ability which is demonstrated more on this track than any of their previous singles. And that touch of reverbing static right at the very end seems completely appropriate.

Formed in Galway and now living in London, The Clockworks are James McGregor (Vocals/Guitar), Sean Connelly (Guitar), Damian Greaney (Drums) and Tom Freeman (bass). Making a unanimous decision to find their break in the UK capital, it proved a good one. Relocating in 2019, the quartet were signed by Creation records founder Alan McGee almost overnight.

Delivering exhilarating live slots across Europe, The Clockworks have played at major festivals including Pukkelpop, Eurosonic, Electric Picnic, and The Great Escape. The band have also played a huge support slot at Liverpool’s Sefton Park with Kings of Leon, appeared on Sky 1’s Soccer AM and completed a run of US dates with Pixies and UK support shows with The Reytons and Inhaler earlier this year. 

The Clockworks will be touring across the continent with extensive dates throughout this Autumn/Winter, with a string of UK and Ireland dates due to kick off in Brighton on 29 September. Full dates are below. Check here for further details.

THE CLOCKWORKS – 2022 Tour Dates


29 – Green Door Store, Brighton

30 – Heartbreakers, Southampton


01 – Rough Trade, Nottingham

6 – King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, Glasgow

7 – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds

8 – Deaf Institute, Manchester

13 – Electrowerkz, London

14 – Rough Trade, Bristol

21 – The Exchange, Bristol

22 – The Bodega, Nottingham


5 – Dolan’s, Limerick, Ireland

6 – Cyprus Avenue, Cork, Ireland

10 – Whelan’s, Dublin, Ireland

12 – Roisin Dubh, Galway, Ireland

16 – AB Club, Brussels, Belgium

17 – Paradiso, Amsterdam, Netherlands

26 – Super Bock Em Stock, Lisbon, Portugal


7 Manufaktur, Schorndorf, Germany

8 – C/O Pop Festival, Cologne, Germany

9 – Molotow, Hamburg, Germany

10 –  Badehaus, Berlin, Germany

12 – Café V Lese, Prague, Czech Republic

13 – Beatpol, Dresden, Germany

14 – Heppel & Ettlich, Munich, Germany

15 – 806qm, Darmstadt, Germany

16 – Cafe Glocksee, Hannover, Germany

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