One of the biggest bands to come out of Galway in recent decades, The Clockworks are back with a brand new single to finish off the year with a bang
Resilient and resurgent, The Clockworks bow out of 2020 with a visceral statement of intent with their cracking new tune, “Enough Is Never Enough”. In the latest and final single in a series of releases for Alan McGee’s Creation 23 label, the Galway four-piece take aim at the injustices and prejudices which are rife in our modern society with a torrent of straight-up punk rock! You can stream and buy the single HERE or watch the fantastic video below!
Complex and character driven in its narrative, the song follows the lives of separate but interconnected individuals: from a bigoted Café owner to beleagured kitchen porters, dreaming buskers to down-and-out beggars. Pulling together the fragments of the fractured world that the band has observed over the years, “Enough Is Never Enough” creates a vivid collage that depicts its failings in one painstaking picture.
Speaking about the track, vocalist and writer James McGregor, said; “This was the last song we wrote in Ireland. I’d been working on the lyrics for ages. I like to write about the social or emotional by writing about a specific character or scene. I think focusing on the particular and the specific is the best way to get to the general and abstract… Musically, this song was all about getting the feeling right. We wanted it to be forceful and relentless but also for there to be enough space for melody and emotion.”
Unfurling an assault of punk eloquence, The Clockworks utilise McGregor’s arch social commentary to maximum impact. Witticisms like “Romantic Ireland's dead and gone, It's with O' Leary on the plane, And everybody loves to bitch, Factions speak louder than herds”, cut to the bone with razor-sharp tenacity. Recorded during lockdown at Unity/Aquarium Studios, Willesden, “Enough Is Never Enough” was produced and mixed by Michael Rendall, with further mastering by Nick Watson.
The Clockworks formed in Galway, drawn together by a mutual appreciation of all music, past and present. Comprising James McGregor on Vocals/Guitar, Sean Connelly on Guitar, Damian Greaney on Drums and Tom Freeman on bass, the Loughrea band relocated to London in 2019, where they signed to Alan McGee’s new record label ‘Creation23’ almost overnight. Previous singles ‘Can I Speak To A Manager?’ and’ ‘The Future Is Not What It Was’ received praise on BBC Radio 1’s Annie Mac on her “New Names” showcase, BBC 6 Music’s Steve Lamacq on his ‘Recommends' show, received day-time radio play on RTÉ 2FM, and impressed the legendary Rodney Bingenheimer on Sirius XM. A quartet with immense promise and plenty more to say, “Enough Is Never Enough” continues their winning streak of singles with their most incisive and hard hitting work to date.
Read our insightful interview with the band HERE.