Faders on Stun
Claude Kent made an impression on Toronto's independent music scene through the 80's and 90's pounding skins for a number of notables (The Fits, The Red, The Gravelberrys, Katie's Bridge). During his tenure as drummer for Katie's Bridge, Claude met current Clockwise guitarist, Brent Welbourn. Claude had been sitting on a drum throne as well as a number of his own compositions for too long and was ready to explore possibilities as front-man and principle songwriter for his own project, Clockwise. The band's initial foray into the studio along with four-time Juno-winning engineer/producer James Paul yielded their 2001 debut, 'Accidentally On Purpose'. 'Accidentally' established the band's sound as influenced by early Elvis Costello, Joe Jackson and Squeeze, tempered with more contemporary artists such as Crowded House and The Beautiful South. Around the time of the album's release, the Clockwise line-up shifted, engaging Saskatchewan import James Pollock (Pasty White Boys, 49 Acres, API and Thumpy) on drums, as well as former Katie's Bridge bassist Jason Eagan to flesh out the band's current membership. It is this line-up that continues to record and perform live shows in and around the Toronto area. Efficiency in time ... Clockwise appreciates it and makes the most of it ... all they ask is three and a half minutes of yours. Plenty can happen in such a short time span with Clockwise ticking out a tune: Brent will hit you with the guitar lick, James and Jason pump out the rhythm and Claude sings the hook that will stick with you long after that initial investment in time has been spent.