Clockwork Kids are a rock band from Chapel Hill, North Carolina formed in February 2012 by lead singer/songwriter and bass guitarist Justin Ellis. Though originally intended as a temporary outlet for musical expression, the band gained popularity in the UNC- Chapel Hill community and quickly established itself as one of the premier student bands after playing such diverse events as UNC's Dance Marathon, outdoor concerts put on by UNC's Carolina Creates Music, being added to the lineup of the first SPRUNG Chapel Hill Music Festival and opening for British indie sensations JONQUIL. In summer 2012, the band was rounded out with guitarist Jeff DeLuca, guitarist/keyboardist/soundscapist Chris Petto, guitarist/bassist Patrick Carney, and drummer Mike Carney. The band then recorded two songs at home and wrote twelve more, played a live set on Radio Greensboro WUAG, were played on Chapel Hill's WXYC radio station, and headlined a student band showcase at UNC's Historic Gerard Hall, as well as two shows at the Local 506, a landmark music venue in Chapel HIll. With a sound described by the INDY Weekly magazine as "a [reverent] take on early R.E.M.", the band aims to combine the triple-guitar orchestral stylings of bands such as Radiohead and Shearwater with the more introspective lyricism of bands like Elbow and The Cure, with a decidedly 90's shoegaze-tinged flavor.
The band is currently in the process of recording a demo at home and booking their first tour, which will take them around their home state from December 27th to January 3rd. [+]