In this age of digital singles and independent downloads, the age of the concept album seems to have been relegated to the past alongside Betamax and HD DVD. However, in their new LP ‘Clockface’, Wiltshire three piece The Kite Collectors are trying gamely to bring it back with style.
The album is about the titular character ‘Clockface’, with each of the 14 songs detailing an interaction with another character over the course of one day. It makes for a wide and varied set of styles, all based on a rock foundation but given freedom to explore other avenues based on the album’s premise.
‘Wonder’ is the eleventh track on the album, made available for streaming in an attempt to draw attention to the full album. If it’s got your vote, you can get the album now from Paisley Records.