closing date: 17 Jul 2012
The Cuckoo Clocks 'The Madness of Order'
Released 25th June 2012 on CD/Download
'Fantastical' Richard Hawley
'Weird and wonderful' Rob da Bank (BBC Radio 1)
Originally the eccentric brainchild of Paul Infanti (from much missed John Peel favourites, Treebound Story) and DJ/producer Sophie Toes (Sheffield's foremost queen of the Mixer), Cuckoo Clocks have since become a fully-fledged 6 piece symphonic beast, blending beautifully naive clockwork rhythms with definitive super glue melodies to create a pastoral Garden Wall Of Sound. A formidable live rhythm section is provided by Andrew Flude; drummer for Peter Green (Fleetwood Mac) and Van Morrisson; and Nick Burke from The Human League on bass.
With the troubadour of the Kitsch & Sync as your guide, enter a world where the Mellow Mystic moves fast but never runs, the Golden Lady ticks as The Strong Arm of the pendulum tocks, the Soothsayer Mystic conjures impressions before your very eyes- standing loyally before the queen of the mallets and keeper of the keys. Ladies And Gentlemen, The Cuckoo Clocks!
Educated comparisons have travelled from Velvet Underground to Simon & Garfunkel; Television to Fun Boy Three, and after several appearances at Sheffield's legendary beat venue, Club 60, and their own sell-out shows- including a spectacular vaudeville cabaret at Sheffield's Lantern Theatre, the band are now gearing up to releasing their debut album 'The Madness of Order' on 25th June.
The band have several shows already in the pipeline this summer including a headline performance at Sheffield City Hall Ballroom as part of Tramlines Festival (21st July) and a 2 day appearance at Shambala Festival (August 25th).
Softly surreal- like something from the mind of a peculiarly English Terry Gilliam- the band draw influences from the other worldly and subtly strange, creating an original style which suggests a visual narrative that inspired Word Magazine writer and music critic John McCready to create a gently twisted story for a world where the clocks tick backwards and nothing is quite what it seems.
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