"Their whole set was utterly compelling. They reminded me why I do this: it's the hope of seeing something new and genuinely exciting, to witness something unstoppable."
BiographyClinker are a London based DIY band who create a mixture of multi-coloured psychedelia, sing-along pop, head-fucked noise and electric avant-garde music (sometimes in the same song) featuring 2 members, Pete (Vox, Gtr, Sampler) and Tomoko (Back Vox, Gtr, Sampler).
Making music since 1999 (mostly just for themselves until 2006), with 16 albums and EPs of musical adventures recorded. Their mixture of influences and attitude, "eat whatever's good music/sounds while discovering your own sound" makes their music unique and dynamic, with an extra sprinkling of Clinker dust.
Their previous album "Thru' the Fly Machine", has received over 15000 downloads as a freebie and it has received rave reviews from several sources, including Drone Magazine - "They really are one of the most dedicated bands I have ever come across" and Music-News.com - "Clinker produce their most complete work yet with their stunning L.P `Thru` the Fly Machine`.Every song pulls you in different directions and yet it somehow retains a sense of unity".
In January 2010, They exclusively created and self released an EP "Open See" (9.2/10 rated by Kert Semm) for the Jim Goldberg photo exhibition of the same name and performed it at the Photographer's Gallery, London for a special event "Open Listen" organized by the Youth Forum, associated with the gallery. The event included a variety of artists performing their own work inspired by the exhibition and Clinker performed as a 10 piece band with extra backing vocalists and a string/wind section all arranged by themselves.
Like journalist Matt Killeen described them at a recent gig; "The whole thing was utterly compelling. They reminded me why I do this: it's the hope of seeing something new and genuinely exciting, to witness something unstoppable. What Clinker give you is a performance full of energy. A Beautiful yet sometimes heartstopping wall of sound, coming at you from many different angles, that will swallow you and your mind whole.
They are currently recording/rehearsing new material and playing gigs in the UK.
Band MenbersPeter Jordan - Vocal, Guitar, Sampler
Tomoko Matsumoto - Backing Vocal, Guitar, Sampler
If you would like to know more about Clinker, you can read "The History of Clinker"
|Chapter 1||Genesis and Revelations|
|Chapter 2||Drugs n Chunks|
|Chapter 3||And Then There Were Two|
|Chapter 4||Everybody Loves Porno|
|Chapter 5||Public Indecency|
|Chapter 6||Friends Re-united|
|Chapter 7||Getting Mashed|
|Chapter 8||Live at Last|
|Chapter 9||All Change|
|Chapter 10||We Are the Champions|
|Chapter 11||And Then There Were Three|
|Chapter 12||Three Minus One Plus Two|
|Chapter 13||Wagging Tungs|
|Chapter 14||Gratuitous Sax and Violins|
|Chapter 15||Reviews for Fly Machine|
|Chapter 16||Train, Bus, Car.the shoot out|
|Chapter 17||Thinking Big.and then there were ten.|
|Chapter 18||Something or other|
|Chapter whatever||A Means to an End|
Cast (in order of appearance)