the clockworks
24. March 2021 By Walter Price 0

…history to make, THE CLOCKWORKS – Feels So Real

The Clockworks – Feels So Real is available at Spotify, Apple Music, SoundCloud.

by Walter Price

The Clockworks return with another powerful post-punk jam chockfull of late-night imagery. “Feels So Real” is another churning zeitgeist single that puts new realities as one searches for hope/love/something to fill the voids. And fans of Jesus and Mary Chain, My Bloody Valentine, and Swervedriver are going to dig this low-slung rocker.

It’s a state of the times
That time’s at the stake
When there’s history to make

Tripping over bottle tops, skip round syringes
Trollies in the river and gates off their hinges

It feels so real to me

There’s a laugh on a park bench
And doves on the scene
The city’s the size of
The places you’ve been,
The people you’ve seen around

Sirens whine
As hopefuls line
Up for the club
Looking for love
In the dark
Blind man’s bluff of the heart

Directed by Oscar J Ryan, the film finds the band donned in Reservoir Dogs-esque attire while they traverse the nighttime streets, alleyways, and underground stations as the realization that not everything is as it is perceived. A film nicely telling the song’s storyline in hallucinogenic Repo Man fashion. But it does leave one to wonder, “What’s in the trunk?”…

You can stream “Feels So Real” as well as witness the indie-film stunner music video, now at the GTC.


Band photo by Oscar J. Ryan Photography

Directed by Oscar J Ryan

Producer – Julien Cornwall
Production Company – Head & Wrecker
DOP – Rik Burnell
Grip – Michael Farrell
Grip – Steve Gilbert
1st AC – Kai Newton
1st AC – Fabio Cachucho
Production Assistant – Ella Dockerill
BTS photographer – Daniel Bailey
Editor – James Bradley
Colourist – Hansel Rodrigues

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There’s a buzz in the air
By the glow of the lamps
The city’s a lady
The city’s a tramp

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