- 05 Aug 20
Galway four-piece The Clockworks are among six acts recently signed by the Scottish rock legend.
Scottish rock legend Alan McGee has announced a monthly series of new releases from his Creation23 record label, which celebrates its second birthday this summer.
Included in this series is new music from The Clockworks, a Galway four-piece who pitched themselves to McGee as “the punk rock version of The Streets.”
The Clockworks plan to release an agit-punk single called ‘Can I Speak To A Manager Please?’ It’ll be the band’s third release with Creation23, following up on guitar-driven singles ‘Bills and Pills’ and ‘The Future Is Not What It Was’
Creation23 also announced that it will release new music from five other recent acquisitions: Cat SFX, Shambolics, Charlie Clark, Belowsky and Sister Psychosis.
Each of these bands make edgy indie rock and electronic music; this is a result of the label’s focus on boutique 7’’ records from the kind of young acts the industry doesn’t want to sign.
Upon founding Creation23 in 2018, McGee said “I want to put out records again. I’ve missed it. There’s a lot of good music around and it feels like a good time to do it.”
In the 80s and 90s, McGee made his name alongside several iconic acts. He co-founded Creation Records, which signed Oasis, Primal Scream and The Jesus and Mary Chain.
One of the most famous bands to come out of Creation Records is My Bloody Valentine, the Dublin rockers whose album Loveless is a landmark of the shoegaze genre.
Check out ‘The Future Is Not What It Was’ by The Clockworks on Spotify below, and look out for more new music from Creation23 records over the next few months.