[Bonus] Niki & The Dove remix “Belongings”
There are quite a few releases this year that i’m really excited for (Sleigh Bells, Islands, The xx…to name a few), but none more so than the debut LP from the UK “chop pop” maestros — Clock Opera.
It was Clock Opera’s superb remixes that originally caught my attention, but for the last couple of years, the group has been teasing us fans with original works and the promise of a full length release. But now this promise has become a reality, and the reality is Ways To Forget.
To celebrate the release, the group has put together videos of how the album came together. Part 1 (of 4) is below and you view the rest on Clock Opera’s youtube channel.
Ways To Forget will be released on April 9th via Moshi Moshi/Island Records. If you’re in the UK, you can preorder it here. International release plans coming soon. The album release will be followed by Clock Opera’s first UK headlining tour and they’ll be in NY and SXSW this March.
Widely known throughout the blogosphere for their excellent remixes, the London based 4-piece, Clock Opera, are also quite the impressive live and electronic act.
Earlier this month saw the release of their new single, Belongings, on both 7″ and digital formats and I absolutely love this track! Produced by front man Guy Connelly and already a highlight of their live set, it’s an incredibly beautiful and emotive song. Calling to mind the likes of Steve Reich, pianos dapple Guy’s dulcet voice, building to a euphoric crescendo before opening out into a cinematic vista of big sound and glorious harmonies. [source: Moshi Moshi]
The official video for Belongings was released last week and you can enjoy it below. When you’re finished with that, be sure to visit the band’s main page and signup for their mailing list in exchange for the Little Loud remix of Once And For All.