Surfing on a wave of essential new bands coming out of Ireland right now The Clockworks are back with an inspired new single ‘Can I Speak to A Manager?’.

Written in 2018 while the band were still living in their hometown of Galway, The Clockworks’ James McGregor found himself taking refuge from the drudgery of his 9-5 in a number of café’s and pubs during his lunch break. Infuriated by the plastic world around him and nauseous with the monotony of a rat-run routine, his paranoid thoughts and pent-up rage spilled into a song that dares to point out the failings of an ailing society.

The single is full of passion and has the classic Alternative rock feel to the track, from the opening verses your transported to another level with the incorporation of strings, drums and vocals. The chorus is catchy and I have no doubt it will be stuck in your head for the rest of the day like it was for me but with this being a great single I won’t moan about that. The band have created an instant memorable track pack full of energy and a slight rawness to the sound of the track which I loved.

There is a slight IDLES feel to this impressive single, but the band have also managed to create a single that shows off the bands own unique sound so well and really makes this track stand out. I have doubt that it will be a success live with a crowd’s backing.

A nice treat for the ears, this band mean business and they are a band to keep an eye out for.


By Ollie Cooper