Editor's Rating

8

Manchester’s neo-psychedelic group The Watchmakers are back after a longer than planned hiatus with ‘Clover’. 

Having previously gained radio play and recognition from the likes of major radio networks like Xfm (now Radio X), invited to play a BBC Showcase where BBC 6 Music recommended them as ‘ones to watch’, music publications such as the NME and playing numerous festivals including Isle Of Wight, Kendal Calling, Blue Dot and the British Sound Project along with rave live reviews, the band are making 2021 the year they return – as 2020 postponed everything – continuing their exploration of melody, sound and groove. 

Back in May and June of 2020 to tell us about their return, The Watchmakers uploaded a handful of demos that they had recorded in their old rehearsal space but never released. ‘Clover’ marks the return of The Watchmakers and is the first of several singles lined up to be released this year by the band.

It’s a piece of pure psychedelia, with an uplifting melody that is the perfect antidote to the darker days we are currently experiencing. Turn the volume up and look forward to brighter days.