Brighton band Lime Garden continue their streak of alluring and darkly hued tracks today with the release of their new single “Clockwork.” Carrying forward all the best qualities form previous tracks “Pulp” and “Sick & Tired“, the four piece tackle a familiar feeling of monotonous and repetitive dread that permeates life. Singer Chloe Howard explains of the track:
“‘Clockwork’ was written at a time when we were feeling trapped in the cycle of our everyday lives. We wanted to capture that sense of being caught in a continuous loop where emotions sometimes lead us to a dark and frantic mindset. We’ve grown up being in this band at this time. Somewhat losing that naïve childlike feeling of expecting to feel on top of the world every day.”
That impending, closing-in feeling is evident throughout the song, even though it’s impossible to deny one simple fact: “Clockwork” has an undeniable groove that winds itself around you. Like cogs and dials working in a clock itself, the band perfectly capture that ticking pulse that is ever present from the watch on your wrist. Only now Lime Garden have added to the metronomic ticking with krautrock-like drums, a slinky bass line, fraying guitar riffs, and Howard’s alluring monotone delivery. Leaning into the song’s title (and evidently having fun despite their stoic expressions) the band go full clock in the accompanying video directed by Max McLachlan.
Watch the video for “Clockwork” below or listen on your preferred streaming site.
“Clockwork” by Lime Garden is out now on So Young Records. Keep up to date with the band via Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
The band also have a series of tour dates ahead of them:
15 Oct | Wild Paths Festival, Norwich 16 Oct | New In Town Festival, Margate 21 Oct | Prince Albert, Brighton SOLD OUT 30 Oct | Dark Arts Festival, Leeds
13 Nov | Stag & Dagger Festival, Glasgow 14 Nov | Stag & Dagger Festival, Edinburgh 17 Nov | The Great Escape First 50, 9294, London 20 Nov | Pitchfork Festival @ Supersonic, Paris 23 Nov | The Boileroom, Guildford^ 24 Nov | The Shipping Forecast, Liverpool^ 25 Nov | Think Tank Underground, Newcastle^ 26 Nov | Oslo, London (supporting Fur) 30 Nov | Muthers, Birmingham^
1 Dec | Oporto, Leeds^ 2 Dec | Gullivers, Manchester^ 3 Dec | Bodega, Nottingham^ 4 Dec | Louisiana, Bristol^ 7 Dec | Omeara, London^ 10 Dec | Heartbreakers, Southampton^