First Video By New Manchester Band The Watchmakers

Take a look at the new the new video for ‘Before Questions Become’ by new Manchester psychedelic band The Watchmakers.

Right now the sight & sound of psychedelia seems to be magically popping up just like those little black mushes you find once a year on the local cricket pitch at 5am, and probably one of the juiciest psych-rock delights you could pluck from the music playing fields of the UK right now comes from Manchester’s The Watchmakers with their new single ‘Before Questions Became’. Its triple barrelled title and strung out, compressed drum pattern isn’t the only thing it shares with the Fab’s trip-charged epic ‘Tomorrow Never Knows‘, its eastern influences and quick switches from meaningful to nonsensical lyrics are all over it, and cleverly done as well leaving room in there to pick out the groups more modern day influences like The Brian Jonestown Massacre, BRMC and Primal Scream. To think this is the product of a practice room demo from earlier this year might have you wondering what they’d actually pull off if they were let loose in the studio.

Here are some quotes about the single:

“A mesmeric start with real innovation and style” (Jon Ashley, Manchestermusic)

“Underground, psychedelic…cool as fuck” (Clint Boon, XFM)

“One of the best home demos I’ve heard in ages, QUALITY” (Mikey Jonns, This Feeling)

Manchester’s own and well known fan of psychedelia Clint Boon has already given them the official nod with his very own “cool as fuck” star rating along with others like the ‘This Feeling’ team and ‘Shout For Music / God is in the TV”s Lin Branson who highly recommends them as “the real fuckin Oasis man!”.

In fact listening to ‘Before Questions Became’ The Chemical Brothers / Noel G’s collaborative 90’s hit ‘Setting Sun’ comes to mind which is always a good sign hey?

So tune in – relax – float down stream … and kick back to The Watchmakers.


The Watchmakers can be found on Facebook, Twitter and Soundcloud.

Catch them on tour in late Feb supporting Exit Calm at either of these dates:

Fri 7th Dec – Snow Goose, Macc

Sat 9th Feb – The Kings Arms, Salford

For live booking / press / radio please contact them at this email address:

All words by Carl Stanley. More articles of Carl’s articles on Louder Than War can be found at his author archive here.

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