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fes­ti­val hap­pened late The three-day

acts from all over the last month with world. Amer­i­can rock band Black Rebel head­lined the first day Mo­tor­cy­cle Club

their shad­owy of the fes­ti­val with stance and heavy

riffs. Their as­sertive beats res­onated through­out the

fes­ti­val of the stage lights grounds in the glow

gaped in awe while the au­di­ence

that only com­pletely for­get­ting mo­ments be­fore, British elec­tro

DJ the postFour Tet had en­ter­tained

unique take on rock fans with his

or­ganic sounds. clev­erly mor­phed

on Orig­i­nally set to per­form

Ir­ish al­ter­naDay 1 of Clock­en­flap,

Door Cin­ema Club tive rock band Two

en­tire Asian tour had to can­cel their (in­clud­ing their

per­for­mance at Ur­ban­scapes 2013) be­cause

Trim­ble their vo­cal­ist Alex was suf­fer­ing an un­bear­able

leav­ing fans form of laryn­gi­tis from all over the

re­gion feel­ing blue. For­tu­nately, fel­low Ir­ish

The Strypes rock and roll band

out their man­aged to drown

with moans of dis­ap­point­ment

gui­tars and their “speed blues”

tal­har­mon­ica. The ex­tremely

teenagers ented group of four

in to Hong (aged 15 to 17) flew

and someKong all sleepy-eyed

very last what dazed at the

just gone minute af­ter hav­ing on tour with the

Arc­tic Monkeys. Also head­lin­ing

the fes­ti­val was Scot­tish indie band Franz

set lasted a Fer­di­nand. The band’s whole hour and a half on Day 2

of Clock­en­flap and even af­ter it was

over, as if he could go each mem­ber looked

hours. Rather on for an­other two im­pres­sive for a group that has

been per­form­ing for over a decade.

British band The 1975 em­braced

the stage all calm and col­lected which was un­ex­pected due to the fact that they had ap­par­ently rushed from the air­port to the venue was de­layed. As

all be­cause their flight

do, the boys slownew age heart­throbs

sweatly stripped off

their hood­ies and ers as the rest of fes­ti­val go­ers

hur­dled the au­tumn wind. to­gether to es­cape

Day 3 of As with all good things,

with per­for­mances Clock­en­flap ended

Te­gan and Sara, by iden­ti­cal twins

David and Stephen Bel­gian broth­ers

Cana­dian indie De­waele of 2ManyDJs,

“the God­fa­ther of band Met­ric and

China” Cui Jian. mod­ern rock in So how amaz­ing

was Clock­en­flap? Too amaz­ing. Were there any

other cool acts? You bet. Does this

ar­ti­cle do Most prob­a­bly

not, the fes­ti­val jus­tice? but that’s ex­actly why you should

next year and at­tend the fes­ti­val

ex­pe­ri­ence it your­self.

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