Recorded at home and at Squarehead Studios in Kent with Kristopher Harris (Bear's Den, Smoke Fairies, Matthew & The Atlas, Story Books) over the summer of 2015, Venn sees Clock Opera entering new territory.
Comprised of Guy Connelly (vocals, guitar, sampler), Andy West (bass, guitar), Che Albrighton (drums), and Nic Nell (keyboards, vocals,) synth-driven London quartet Clock Opera have unveiled their second album Venn via League of Imaginary Nations and !K7. A darker beast than their 2012 debut Ways to Forget, the distinctive sound of Clock Opera is still present, but there's a marked shift in lyrical tone.
“A lot of the album is about loss, absence, holes, haunting, questioning identity,” explains Connelly. “To be specific, the majority of the songs were inspired by a miscarriage. A lot of the others were driven by the fallout from it.” Although a darkly cerebral and grief-ridden record in theme, ‘Venn’ is as uplifting as it is sinister and ghostly, menacing and euphoric in equal measure. It’s an album named for “the intersection, the shared part, the hole in the middle."
1 March Manchester, Night & Day
2 March London, Corsica Studios
3 March Brighton, The Hope & Ruin