Friday, 10 August 2012

The ClockTower - Debut album "Days of Rosey Row" out now.

I first heard The ClockTower on Alan May's Glory Boy Radio Show last Sunday and was pretty impressed by the track "Kiss Ya Glass" that Alan played. It seemed I wasn't alone, as there was a flurry of positive comments on the Glory Boy message board from other admirers. I wanted to find out a bit more about them, so contacted the band and Vocalist/Guitarist, Ryan kindly whizzed back some info. I haven't seen the band live yet or heard the album, but I will certainly be investigating further. In the meantime, here's the low-down on the band.

The ClockTower are a British Indie ''Rock n Roll'' Band who formed in Wolverhampton in Late 2009. The Band's influences are worn on their sleeves - Beatles, Oasis, The Rolling Stones, The Kinks, Small Faces, Byrds, The View and Ocean Colour Scene. After tirelessly building up a fan base in their local area, there became a popular demand from their fans for the band to release an E.P. At this point Lead Singer Ryan and Guitarist Ian had already written a catologue of songs. After a band discussion it became clear that they would not just release an E.P. but record a full Album. Weeks after, their Manager David Michael, took the band to Zip Rock Studios in Wolverhampton where they worked on 11 tracks with Producer Ryan Pinson. Whilst recording, the lads got all experimental with a Dictaphone, recording samples of clanging doors and scratching the upstairs radiator with a drum stick. You can hear this especially on the track ''Black River Forest''. During a break in recording the band headed up north to work alongside Paul Holmes Of "Indie Rocks Manchester", where they helped to celebrate their 2nd anniversary with two live gigs at Gullivers and The Ducie Bridge, following that with a live session for Manchester Radio Online.

In January The ClockTower played at Proud Camden, London as part of Hot Vox Promotions. The venue is known for its' commitment to programming the very best live music, becoming a celebrity hang-out and developing a cult following along the way. Recently the band have been back down to London at Camden's legendary pub and music venue, The Dublin Castle, with London based band Scenic Life. They have played on the bill with The Vortex, who feature Bonehead, the ex-Guitarist of Oasis, Tom Hingley of Inspiral Carpets and Chris Helme, the vocalist with John Squire's other band, The Seahorses. Also, they've appeared recently with Bez of The Happy Mondays at this years' Osfest, Razorlight & Hard-Fi and Scottish Indie Rock Band The View, at The Wulfren Hall in the band's home-town of Wolverhampton

The Debut album "Days Of Rosey Row" is out now and has been named as "Album of the Week" on Salford City Radio, as well as already mentioned, getting a  preview on the excellent Glory Boy Radio show. It's also already received some glowing reviews and comments including:

"Absolutely Superb!" - BBC Introducing
"Fantastic piece of work, definitely worth a listen" - BRIT Events
"'Kiss Ya Glass' is an incredible anthem and a great advertisement for this fast emerging band" - Sam Davies (Big Mouth Strikes Again)

The Album is available from The ClockTower's official Merch Store at all their U.K. shows, not forgetting ITunes, and Amazon. The band are also currently planning a U.K. Tour to promote the album and dates will be announced on their web-site and Facebook page.  

The ClockTower are:

Lead Vox/Guitarist/Songwriter - Ryan Evans
Backing Vox/Guitarist/Songwriter - Ian Dowdeswell
Bass Guitar - Andy O'Brein
Drums & Percussion - Connor Dowdeswell

You can check out more information and news on The ClockTower at the following links:

Official Facebook Fan Page :
Official YouTube Channel :
Official Website :

The band will headline the Main Stage at OtterFest in Ludlow tomorrow, Saturday 11th August.

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