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Clock Opera

Eclectic avant pop four piece Clock Opera emerged from London’s alternative scene in 2012 with a debut album that earned them great reviews and. After a string of highly praised singles (“Changeling”, “In Memory”), they are returning with new track “Whippoorwill”, taken off their sophomore album Venn, to be released on February 10th via !K7 / League Of Imaginary Nations.

“Whippoorwill” is the third sample of the quartet’s long-delayed album and it comes with a beautiful video, made by the band’s own Andy West (bass/guitar), mostly by hand and extensive labour.

Check out CLock Opera’s official site or Facebook and listen to more songs on their SoundCloud. Buy the music on


Clock Opera

Eclectic avant pop four piece Clock Opera emerged from London’s alternative scene in 2012 with a collection of euphoric synth-powered songs that earned them great reviews and hundreds of dedicated fans. After a three-year hiatus, they are returning with new music that explores the darker side of things in a journey through ghostly chords and profound emotion.

Clock Opera - In Memory     

Single “In Memory” is the second sample of the quartet’s forthcoming sophomore album, to be released this summer. Over dark synths and slow-paced drums, singer and Clock Opera mastermind Guy Connelly is joined by Che Albrighton (drums / samples), Nic Nell (keys / samples) and Andy West (guitar / bass) who arrange their musical building blocks around his captivating falsetto vocals to create a song filled with recollections and nostalgia. Free download here.

Check out CLock Opera’s official site or Facebook and listen to more songs on their SoundCloud. Buy the music on


Phenomenal Handclap Band

New York cosmic-disco collective The Phenomenal Handclap Band are back with a new album! Three years after their critically acclaimed debut album, they are ready to share some new grooves with their new full-length Form & Control, released on February 14th via Tummy Touch. The first single off the album is the excellent song “The Right One”. Listen below…

to refresh your memory, The Phenomenal Handclap Band is a tight-knit aggregation of musicians and artists from Lower Manhattan and Brooklyn. At the center of it there are two talented musicians: Daniel Collás and Sean Marquand, who surround themselves with a bunch of talented artists to craft a sound that is equal parts anthemic, dancefloor-oriented and orchestral, borrowing elements from progressive rock, disco, electro, and psychedelia.

Bonus tracks! Check this handpicked selection of remixes by the likes of Clock Opera, Jacques Renault, Montée and Daniel Haaksman…

The Phenomenal Handclap Band - Baby (Clock Opera Remix)     

For more info, check out the band’s page on Facebook. You can buy their debut album on

TOURIST – PLACID ACID (Chillwave/SynthPop – UK)


Before starting his ambitious new solo project under the Tourist moniker, Brighton-based producer Will Phillips had already made a name for himself as Little Loud with his remixes of HEALTH, Yeasayer, Clock Opera, Goldfrapp or Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti.

Clock Opera - Once & For All (Little Loud Remix)     

This time around Phillips goes for a mostly instrumental blend of synth driven chillwave, somewhat reminiscent of Washed Out or Memory Tapes. With crisp beats and almost psychedelic melodies, his 4-track debut EP Placid Acid bridges the gap between electronica and pop music and it does so in high style! Get the EP from March 12th via Make Mine Records.

For more info, find Tourist on Facebook and stream his music on SoundCloud.


Architecture in Helsinki

Australian indie pop five-piece Architecure in Helsinki have just released a digital only deluxe edition of their last album, Moment Bends, including remixes from the likes of Nicolas Jaar, Lo-Fi Fnk, Javelin, Yacht, Frames and Clock Opera.

To celebrate this release, AiH are currently streaming Yacht’s brand new remix of the album’s opening cut, “Desert Island”. Listen to it just below…

As a bonus, here is a little selection of some of the remixes featured on this blog in the past few months, including Clock Opera’s grandiose take on “Contact High” and the winner of the “Escapee” remix competition produced by Sydney’s own Frames.

Architecture in Helsinki - Escapee (Malory Remix)     

Architecture in Helsinki - Contact High (Clock Opera Remix)     

Architecture in Helsinki - Escapee (Frames Remix)     

For more music and info, check out AIH on MySpace or head over to their official site. Buy the music on