New Music Critique: Clockwise on Fire 

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Contact: bari@pressherepublicity.com

Web: clockwiseonfire.com

Seeking: TV/Film Placement
Style: Psych-Rock, Progressive

Here’s a band, a duo actually, that make you sit up and take notice. Featuring Anthony Green (Circa Survive), Clockwise have an attack energy and finesse that on “What Will You Forget” is like a combination of Arctic Monkeys, Capt. Beefheart and angelic-mode Radiohead, all vying for the ear. Yes, it is a bit chaotic, even abrasive, at times, but this psych-rock anarchy demands attention. Jazzy harmonies imbue the upbeat “Dig” whose racing, ultra-fluid guitar contributes to its overall danceability. A ‘90s alt-rock feel permeates “Now We’re Retroceding” which even includes elements of rap/spoken-word. It’s fun hearing these guys let out the throttle on these songs; now we advise maybe taking a step back and simplifying.