Clinker 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 main members, Pete Jordan (Vox, Gtr, Sampler),Tomoko Matsumoto(Back Vox, Gtr, Sampler), Making music since 1999 (mostly just for themselves until 2006), with 16 albums and EPs of musical adventures recorded.
Making music since 1999 (mostly just for themselves until 2006), with 16 albums and EPs of musical adventures recorded. Live they perform with additional musicians, most recently featuring Will Robinson of Sunlight Service Group. Peter returns the favour and plays with Will's group. 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 album " Thru' the Fly Machine", has received over 30,000 downloads and has received rave reviews from several sources, including Drone Magazine - "[b]They really are one of the most dedicated bands I have ever come across[/b]" 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; "[b]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.[/b]". 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.
1999 Clinker Schminker
2000 Up Chunky!
2002 The Truth About Nuts
2005 IYAM WOT IYAM 1
2005 IYAM WOT IYAM 2
2007 When I Grow Up I Wanna Be A Space Cadet
2008 Cake Tin Head (EP)
2008 Hairy Cornflake (EP)
2008 Let's Go Out and Get Fucked (EP)
2008 Clinker est Innocent
2009 Hallucination Generation(Single)
2009 Pizzo Tung(EP)
2009 Thru the Fly Mahine
2009 Thru the Remix Machine
2010 Open See(EP)
2011 Good Trip, Bad Trip