KROQ’s Locals Only will present Los Angeles-based Australian indie-rock import ANDY CLOCKWISE, in a follow up to a bi-coastal residency, in a month-long Monday night residency at Los Angeles’ Satellite in support of his recent release THE SOCIALITE, it was announced today.
In addition to the residency, Clockwise will join the lineup for the upcoming Australia Rocks the Pier on the Santa Monica Pier July 21st with Missy Higgins and Kim Curchill as part of the Santa Monica Pier’s Twilight Dance Series of free Thursday night concerts throughout the summer. Currently, Clockwise is wrapping up a three-show leg of appearances in Los Angeles and will be visiting New York for appearances at Piano’s, Rockwood Music Hall and Brooklyn’s Union Hall. Beginning Monday, July 11th, Clockwise will bring his renowned, electric and raucous live shows to the Satellite for a free-to-the-public, month-long Monday night residency, marking what is a rare second residency appearance for any artist at this particular venue.
Clockwise’s debut album The Socialite, released April 26th, has recently been receiving critical acclaim: “The Socialite sounds like refined Beck with a tad of Morrissey’s wit thrown in for good measure. This is the kind of ‘indie’ that speaks to more than just hipsters. It’s genuinely hip with a bewildering brilliance that warrants numerous listens,” said Artist Direct’s Rick Florino.
Joining Clockwise on stage for the residency shows will be Hundred Days, Lemon Sun, Jerks (Josh Norton and Jamie Douglass of Andy Clockwise) on June 11th; George Stanford, Street & Babe Shadow (Hot Hot Heat’s Luke Paquin) and Toy Bombs on July 18th; and The Bowery Beasts, Useless Keys, and The Darrows (produced by Jason Hill of Louis XIV).
Clockwise has cemented his place in LA’s live music scene, since moving to the US two years ago, with his live shows selling out everywhere from the El Rey to the Troubadour and Spaceland. Backed by drummer Jamie Douglass and Josh Norton on bass and guitar, the talented trio have a synergy and comfort on stage akin to veterans, creating a high-energy show that doesn’t lose speed during the ballads and yet, similarly, keeps expert control during the bravado-like numbers. Clearly influenced by the likes of Nick Cave, Bob Dylan, Prince and Tom Waits, Clockwise has a charmingly broad appeal.
July 2nd Hotel Café
July 7th Piano’s Advance tickets available here
July 8th Rockwood Music Hall
July 9th Brooklyn’s Union Hall Advance tickets available here
July 11th The Satellite w/ Lemon Sun; Jerks (Norton & Douglass of Clockwise)
July 18th The Satellite w/ Street & Babe Shadow (Hot Hot Heat’s Luke Paquin)
July 21st Australia Rocks the Pier w/ Missy Higgins – Santa Monica Pier’s Twilight Dance Series
July 25th The Satellite w/ Useless Keys
Blending rock, pop, synth and punk into self-described “schizo pop,” the debut album from this electric live performer features 13 tracks, available on iTunes now. Recorded in Sydney, New York, London, Hollywood, airport bathrooms, hotel rooms, garages and other places around the world, The Socialite showcases the tremendous range of Clockwise’s musicianship with Clockwise writing each song and playing all instruments for the recorded tracks. From angst-filled indie/pop/rock numbers to ballads and performances that near an anthem rock feel, the 13 tracks on The Socialite parallel the raucous and relentless live performances that have popularized Clockwise.
Clockwise’s local success comes after achieving national success Down Under, including steady radio play and tours with bands like INXS and The Strokes’ Julian Casablancas. More recently, Clockwise was featured in several showcases at the internationally-recognized 2011 SXSW music festival, including the Hotel Café, Little Radio and Aussie BBQ showcases.
For more information, please visit www.andyclockwise.net.
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