Blending, visceral tight-knit rhythms akin to The Smiths or Idlewild and matching them with the foreboding intensity of Interpol or Forward Russia!, ‘The Future Is Not What It Was’ is the London-based band’s heart-stopping third single for Alan McGee’s Creation 23 label. And the media have been quick to show their support too. Creativity is nothing without substance. Blending, visceral tight-knit rhythms akin to The Smiths or Idlewild and matching them with the foreboding intensity of Interpol or Forward Russia!, ‘The Future Is Not What It Was’ is the London-based band’s heart-stopping third single for Alan McGee’s Creation 23 label. Art and articles in the past would talk about 2020 and expect us to be driving flying cars in houses that clean themselves where nobody has to work. As James McGregor of The Clockworks explains: “This song is about trying to bring together two main ideas: The feeling that everywhere you look things are going wrong, to the point of cynicism, and the way that the idea of the future is better that its reality. The Clockworks make you question the future we may face if humanity carries on in the way it currently is, yet still … Formed in Galway and drawn together by a mutual appreciation of post-punk’s darkest corners, The Clockworks are a four-piece comprising James McGregor on Vocals/Guitar, Sean Connelly on Guitar, Damian Greaney on Drums and Tom Freeman on bass. The Clockworks - The future is not what it was - 2020. Hailed by Louder Than War Magazine as: “A sprightly and angular gang of skinny youths from Ireland who deliver short sharp shock songs with a whiff of devilish eccentricity and high energy. This site uses cookies. Blending, visceral tight-knit rhythms akin to The Smiths or Idlewild and matching them with the foreboding intensity of Interpol or Forward Russia!, ‘The Future Is Not What It Was’ is the London-based band’s heart-stopping third single for Alan McGee’s Creation 23 label.
The future is not what it was The future is not as good as it was Everything's OK They're coughing up the coffers For a doffing off the coppers While they're stocking up the coffins Something rotten in the office Drop the ball and blame all of the other Players for the failure, well In … In reality we’re driving third hand Fiat Punto’s to 9-5’s that barely pay the rent. We're not music journalists, we write about the music we love for that reason in the hope other people might love it too. To Be’, Music Makes Life More Upbeat According To Science, LISTEN: Cut Copy release Jacques Le Cont remix of new single, ‘Like Breaking Glass’, This Feeling Track of the Day : Latenight Honeymoon ‘For Heaven’s Sake’, LISTEN: Cigarettes After Sex Release new song: ‘You’re All I Want’, REVIEW: Eddie Piller presents The Mod Revival. With verses set to a repetitive beat, it allows front man James to reel off with increasing edginess a list of society's ills and how they cloud the future for all of us. Written by The Clockworks, ‘The Future Is Not What It Was’ was produced by Michael Rendall and The Clockworks in Willesden, London. In reality we’re driving third hand Fiat Puntos to 9-5s that barely pay the rent. SKIES - Let's Do It All Again (Livestream Tour Com... Harry Stafford With Guitar-Shaped Hammers, John Bramwell And The Full Harmonic Convergence. I guess the point is that the lifestyle may change but a lot of the problems are the same.“. WHO WE ARE, CONTACT DETAILS, SUBMISSION ADVICE. James explains the thoughts behind The Future Is Not What It Was - “This song is about trying to bring together two main ideas: The feeling that everywhere you look things are going wrong, to the point of cynicism, and the way that the idea of the future is better that its reality. Relocating to London in 2019, the quartet signed to Alan McGee’s new record label ‘Creation23’ almost overnight.
They have since impressed audiences across Europe with live performances at festivals including Eurosonic and Electric Picnic, performing to a huge crowd at Sefton Park in Liverpool in support of Kings of Leon, as well as a head-turning televised appearance on Sky 1’s Soccer AM.

The Clockworks return today with their new single The Future Is Not What It Was, their third for Creation 23. I guess the point is that the lifestyle may change but a lot of the problems are the same.“. We'd apologise for that, but we wouldn't mean it.