The Madness of Order is the self released debut 12 track album from Sheffield sextet, The Cuckoo Clocks.
Originally the eccentric brainchild of Paul Infanti (from much missed John Peel
favourites, Treebound Story) and DJ/producer Sophie Toes (Sheffield’s foremost queen of the Mixer),
Cuckoo Clocks have since become a fully-fledged 6 piece symphonic beast, blending beautifully naive clockwork rhythms
with definitive super glue melodies to create a pastoral Garden Wall Of Sound.
Educated comparisons have travelled from Velvet Underground to Simon & Garfunkel; Television to Fun Boy Three,
and after several appearances at Sheffield's legendary beat venue, Club 60, and their own sell-out shows- including a
spectacular vaudeville cabaret at Sheffield’s Lantern Theatre, their 12 track long player is now available on Cd and download.
The band have several shows in the pipeline this summer including a headline performance at
Sheffield City Hall Ballroom as part of Tramlines Festival (22nd July) and a 2 day appearance at
Shambala Festival (August 24th & 25th).
Softly surreal- like something from the mind of a peculiarly English Terry Gilliam- the band draw influences from
the other worldly and subtly strange, creating an original style which suggests a visual narrative that inspired
Word Magazine writer and music critic John McCready to create a gently twisted story for a world where the clocks tick
backwards and nothing is quite what it seems.
(See tumblr for the full version cuckooclocksband.tumblr.com)
released 25 June 2012
Recorded and produced by Sophie Townsend, except drums recorded by Ross Orton @ McCall Sound for tracks 1, 2 & 8. Drums recorded by Paul Blakeman @Club60 Studios for tracks 3, 5, 6, 9, 10 & 11.
Designed and Written by Paul Infanti, except Track 10 Gibson, Holmes, Infanti, Shore & Townsend. Tracks 1, 11 Gibson, Infanti, Shore & Townsend. Tracks 3, 12 Infanti & Townsend. Track 8 Hawley & Infanti.
Mastered by Robert Gordon
Front Cover photo Stef Willhoit
Original Cover design, Sun, Moon & Sea Emma Shore
Sleeve & Booklet design by Paul Infanti