May 18, 2015
Guess who’s coming to Philadelphia? 2014 Tournament of Champions winner and this week’s featured band, Against the Clocks.
Beginning in 2012, indie rockers Against the Clocks hit the scene big time emerging from the small town of none other than ROCKville, Indiana. I’d say that’s fitting, wouldn’t you? That’s why they named their brand new four track EP 47872 after their hometown zip code.
With most recent addition Jordan Lake, lead guitarist and front man Logan Lake’s brother, Against the Clocks have developed a tighter, more polished sound necessary for the number of festivals booked this summer. Along with March’s Red Gorilla Festival at SXSW, Against the Clocks are lined up for the Rosedale Strawberry Festival June 5th, Rock the Park in New Castle July 4th, the Indiana State Fair August 21st in Indianapolis, and Fall Outta Summer Music Fest September 12th. Additionally, Against the Clocks are collaborating with Minnesota’s Tinderbox Music for a big 250 Radio Airplay push release in June, and they don’t plan on slowing down anytime in the near future.
Although Against the Clocks are inspired by bands such as Alt-J, Arctic Monkeys, Death Cab for Cutie, Postal Service, and Portugal. The Man, their profound melodies and slight twang show obvious influences from classic rock. In other words, make sure you bring a lighter (or cell phone) to their live shows.
Join Gashouse Radio, Kid Cousin, Working Class Villains, Silverbird, and Science the Rat Friday May 22nd at Ruba Club Studios in Philly to honor Against the Clocks in the 2014 Tournament of Champions legendary Ring Ceremony… and it will be legendary. For more info click on www.facebook.com/events Additionally, Against the Clocks will also be playing the Palace Inn May 23rd in New Brighton with Jay Wiley (Hawkeyes) and Wine & Spirit if you just happen to miss the Ring Ceremony.
Don’t forget to tune in all this week to hear Against the Clocks in heavy rotation. You can catch a track at the beginning of every Gashouse Live (Tuesday/Thursday 7pm ET). If you like (or hate) what you hear, please share your opinion by using the thumbs up/down buttons. All Against the Clocks music, including 47872, are available on Muzooka.com, Spotify, iTunes, and Bandcamp. For more Against the Clocks check out www.againsttheclocks.com.
PS- Against the Clocks build their own hand wired tubed guitar amps. Their motto is “we build, we play them”