Emerging Philadelphia-based outfit Clockwise On Fire has released their debut single “Dig,” the first taste of music off their independent self-titled debut album, due out October 22nd. “Dig” is about letting go of a love and allowing your ex-partner to move on, and perfectly introduces the duo’s sonic hybrid of psychedelic rock, progressive, funk, and alternative, which shapeshifts with each key change. Funkified guitar weaves in and out of a head-nodding beat on “Dig” as the vocals lock on to the eerily chantable hook, “If you want, you can dig a grave for my love,” before a sidewinder solo soars. PRESS HERE to listen and PRESS HERE to watch the song’s official music video, directed by Chris Gill, Adam Papandrea and Clockwise On Fire.
“We are truly pumped to share the first song off our first album for the very first time!” shares Clockwise OnFire. “It’s part of a collection of songs born out of our shared consciousness, aged to perfection and displayed for your musical satisfaction. Warning: The desire to move your body will be activated and deep inner healing may occur.”
Clockwise On Fire is the musical union of longtime friends and collaborators Tim Arnold [Good Old War, Anthony Green] and Brian Lynch. The duo, who blur the lines between eloquent songcraft and instrumental fluidity, channel a spirit of unbridled freedom on their forthcoming debut album. On the 8-song collection, mixed by Jason Cupp [Maps and Atlases, American Football, Milk Carton Kids, Good Old War], Tim contributes drums, percussion, synths, and keyboards, while Brian holds down guitar, bass, synths and keyboards, with both sharing lyrical and vocal duties.
Brian and Tim first began playing music together during middle school in the Philly suburbs, experimenting, improvising, and exploring sounds at a formative age together. After high school, life carried the musicians down separate roads. Tim co-founded Good Old War, releasing four full-length albums and four EPs in addition to touring nationally, while Brian stayed local performing in various bands. In 2017, the two reconnected and launched a Primus cover band, Los Bastardos, and by 2019 had started collaborating on original music. Even in the face of the pandemic, Tim and Brian were locked into an unbreakable groove, resulting in Clockwise On Fire.
Ultimately, Clockwise On Fire is now welcoming everyone into their weird, wild, and wonderful musical conversation between two old friends.
Stay tuned for more new music from Clockwise On Fire in the coming weeks.