Out on Bella Union next week, 'NO NOW' is an insight into the brain of Clarence Clarity: fractured and disjointed, full of violent but darkly hilarious imagery, and absolutely bursting with ideas. Musically, 'NO NOW' steamrolls basically every style you've ever heard – is that a rap beat? Funk? Adult contemporary? Glitchcore? Industrial rock? Gospel? – into three-minute bursts of hyperactive energy.
Honestly though, this really is all over the shop – it's 20 tracks long, and many of its songs are broken down into so many different fragments and ideas that it feels even more labyrinthine – but you also don't make this sort of stuff without your brain being on some kind of higher vibrational plane.
Clarence Clarity live dates:
February 27th: Leadmill (with Jungle), Sheffield
February 28th: Rock City (with Jungle), Nottingham
March 2nd: Corn Exchange (with Jungle), Brighton
March 3rd: Roundhouse (with Jungle), London
March 5th: The Assembly (with Jungle), Leamington Spa
March 6th: UEA (with Jungle), Norwich
April 7th: Oporto, Leeds
April 8th: Hare and Hounds, Birmingham
April 9th: Hoxton Bar and Grill, London
April 11th: Louisiana, Bristol
June 6th: Field Day, London
Bella Union release 'NO NOW' on March 2nd 2015 (pre-order).