The Clocktower are a four piece indie, rock ‘n’ roll band hailing from a place not far from home, Wolverhampton. the band consists of:-
Lead Vox/Guitarist/Songwriter – Ryan Evans
Backing Vox/Guitarist/Songwriter – Ian Dowdeswell
Bass Guitar – Andy OBrien
Drums & Percussion – Connor Dowdeswell
Taking influences from The View, Oasis, The Beatles, The Kinks, the Small faces and many more, the band have conjured a smart sound which manages to be edgy and catchy. After starting out in 2009 the band have achieved rather a lot, having already released an album and playing with the likes of Bonehead, Tom Hingley from Inspiral carpets and Chris Helm voice of ‘The Sea Horses’, not to mention supporting The View at the Wulfrun Hall in their hometown.
‘Kiss Ya Glass’
Four piece indie bands are ten a penny, they’re everywhere, unless you’re in a town or city with no culture or decent music. But The Clocktower aren’t one of these ten a penny bands because of the songs they have at their disposal, one of them being ‘Kiss Ya Glass’. This is a song that will stick in your mind for weeks and one that you’ll catch yourself singing regardless whether you wanted to or not. It’s pure indie sound shows influences from all across the bands that were mentioned in the intro, the attitude of Oasis, the melody of The View and captivating like The Kinks. Evans’ vocals manages to carry assonance accompanied by a bit of prevalence with it, a lot like Paul Weller mixed with Kyle Falconer, which Is something you don’t hear too often. You could see this song being played in front of huge crowd, jumping from wall to wall, crowd surfing and trying to get on the stage, it’s a bold crowd-pleaser which could make the most hardcore couch potato get up and go mental. Perhaps not the most complex songs, but the best ones never are, for example Oasis- Live Forever, Arctic Monkeys – I bet you look good on the dancefloor, The Cribs – Martell, seriously, the list is endless. This is just one of the songs that feature on their debut album ‘The Days of Rosey Row’ which after listening to a few times is an impeccable album with more blissful indie songs such as ‘Sounds like Heartbeat’ and ‘Naughty little head’,so i’ll advise you to go out and buy this album if you love this song.
Overall I think these lads have got so much more to offer, with them still being relatively young and they already have an album out, I’m sure that this won’t be the last we hear of them.
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