Premiere: Clock Opera ring the bells of their return with ‘Changeling’

The choral trio add meat to their bones on their first hint at 2016’s second album, premiering on DIY.

A hypnotic loop of bells forms the backbone of ‘Changeling’, Clock Opera’s returning fanfare. Premiering below exclusively on DIY, it’s a haunting return, the London band bulked up and menacing like never before.

Recorded on a day-off in the midst of a German tour, that bell-tower sample spirals onwards throughout, dragging the track through dizzying highs. There’s a welcome weight to Clock Opera’s new guise though. Backed up by guttural bass reminiscent of Wild Beasts and their contemporaries, ‘Changeling’ sees the sample-happy trio breathe a pleasingly sinister new life into their falsetto-led craft. “Another film left I left in a camera,” whispers vocalist Guy Connelly, “never to see the light of day” - backed by the band’s darker new backdrop, it’s spine-tingling.

Stream ‘Changeling’ below, exclusively on DIY - you can grab it as a free download here. The band will be debuting more new material at a free show at London’s Old Blue Last later this month, before heading out on a European run alongside Maximo Park - full dates below.

NOVEMBER
26 London, The Old Blue Last (free show)

DECEMBER
05 Hamburg, Uebel & Gefahrlich (w/ Maximo Park)
07 Berlin, Kesselhaus (w/ Maximo Park)
09 Cologne, Essigfabrik (w/ Maximo Park)
10 Munich, Backstage Werk (w/ Maximo Park)
11 Amsterdam, Melkweg (w/ Maximo Park)

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