Clocks (band)

Clocks (band)

Clocks formed in Epsom & Ewell (just outside London) in 2000. After deciding in 2005 to take music seriously, they spent their university vacations gigging and recording. They have recorded with Liam Watson (The White Stripes, Supergrass, Madness) and on 14 August 2006 released their debut single, That Much Better on Hungry Kid Records. This was enough to convince a suitably impressed Island Records to sign them up to a major record deal that same week.

The band have spent time this year recording tracks with producer John Cornfield (Razorlight, Supergrass, Muse), and have recorded their début album for Island Records with producer Eliot James (Bloc Party), due out Summer 2008. The album was leaked through several p2p sites on July 13, without even having a title.


Tom Hewitt (b. 15 June 1986) - Lead Vocals, Guitars, Keyboards

Ed Hilliam (b. 11 May 1985) - Vocals, Lead Guitar

Rich Farris (b. 14 March 1987) - Drums, Vocals

John Ricketts (b. 24 April 1985) - Bass


Frontman Tom Hewitt and guitarist Ed Hilliam were in the same class at West Ewell County First School in 1990-1991, despite being of different ages, due to the school's then policy of mixing reception and year one classes. This means that Hewitt was 4 years old and Hilliam was 5 when they first met. Ricketts and Hilliam became friends while in the same class at Danetree Middle School. Tom Hewitt and Rich Farris also attended this school, but since they were in different year groups (Hewitt was one year below Ricketts and Hilliam; Farris was one below Hewitt) they didn't become friends until they met at Scouts. Ed Hilliam, John Ricketts and Rich Farris went on to Epsom & Ewell High School, while Tom Hewitt attended Sutton Grammar School.





Clocks have delivered three UK tours to date; November 2006, February 2007 (with Grace) and September/October 2007 (with The Departure). The band have also played one-off shows with the likes of The Fray and The Feeling. In 2008 they went on tour to support the band, Scouting For Girls.

Clocks played at the Glastonbury Festival 2007 in the Orange Tent on the Saturday.


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