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Colours vol.1 Red

2015

1. Voice

2. Upside Down

  1. 3.Lady Shady

  2. 4.Quiet Little Hitlers

  3. 5.Signs

  4. 6.This Moment


Music & words by John Bliss

Recorded & mixed at Great Bliss Studio, Tokyo

Produced & engineered by John Bliss

Art work by Anthea Bliss

John Bliss performs vocals, guitars, keyboards and bass

Anthea Bliss performs drums and percussion


Available on iTunes, CD Baby and all the most popular download and streaming sites on December 14th 2015!!!


‘Colours vol.1 Red’ Trailer

Concluding the band's 10th anniversary in 2015, we released 'Colours vol.1 Red' on 14th December. This album is the 1st volume of a series of 4 mini-albums 'Colours' (vol.1 Red, vol.2 Blue, vol.3 Yellow, vol.4 Green). The album includes 6 original songs - 3 songs (10th anniversary singles - 'Upside Down' and 'Lady Shady' and a proper version of 'Signs') from a double EP '2013 Demos' John Bliss wrote few years ago and another 3 unreleased original songs John wrote back in the 80's!

Here’s our original mini-album ‘Colours vol.2 Blue’ including 6 original songs John wrote in the 80’s! This is the 2nd volume of a series of 4 mini-albums ‘Colours’. Hope you’ll like it!

1. A Little Respect

2. This Hopeful Town

  1. 3.Paradise

  2. 4.Don’t Make A Sound

  3. 5.Rubbish In My Head

  4. 6.Hallelujah


Music & words by John Bliss

Recorded & mixed at Great Bliss Studio, Tokyo

Produced & engineered by John Bliss

Art work by Anthea Bliss

John Bliss performs vocals, guitars, keyboards and bass

Anthea Bliss performs drums and percussion


Available on iTunes, CD Baby and all the most popular download and streaming sites on June 11th 2016!


‘Colours vol.2 Blue’ Trailer

Colours vol.2 Blue

2016

Here’s our original mini-album ‘Colours vol.3 Yellow’ including 6 original songs John wrote in the 80’s (mostly from 1985-1986)! This is the 3rd volume of a series of 4 mini-albums ‘Colours’. Hope you’ll like it!

1. Out Of My Mind

2. Indifferent People

  1. 3.Saturday Night

  2. 4.Mind Your Own Business

  3. 5.Everybody’s Having Fun

  4. 6.Here Today, Gone Tomorrow


Music & words by John Bliss

Recorded & mixed at Great Bliss Studio, Tokyo

Produced & engineered by John Bliss

Art work by Anthea Bliss

John Bliss performs vocals, guitars, keyboards and bass

Anthea Bliss performs drums and percussion


Available on iTunes, CD Baby and all the most popular download and streaming sites on Valentine’s Day 2017!


‘Colours vol.3 Yellow’ Trailer

Colours vol.3 Yellow

2017

Colours vol.4 Green

2018

  1. 1.Luminous Spinning Discs

  2. 2.What's The Matter With You

  3. 3.Why

  4. 4.Hope And Glory

  5. 5.In My Shoes

  6. 6.Waiting For The Time


Music & words by John Bliss

Recorded & mixed at Great Bliss Studio, Tokyo

Produced & engineered by John Bliss

Art work by Anthea Bliss

John Bliss performs vocals, guitars, keyboards and bass

Anthea Bliss performs drums and percussion


Available on iTunes, CD Baby and all the most popular download and streaming sites on November 23rd 2018!

Here's our original mini-album 'Colours vol.4 Green' (available on November 23rd 2018). This album is the last volume of a series of 4 mini-albums 'Colours' we started 3 years ago (vol.1 RED - 2015, vol.2 BLUE - 2016, vol.3 YELLOW - 2017, vol.4 GREEN - 2018). The album includes 6 unreleased original songs John Bliss wrote back in the 80's! You'll probably notice that the sound of 'Green' is more like what you expect from Clockwork Flowers, say…the sound of 1967! So, turn off your mind, relax and ENJOY!!

The idea of this project 'Colours' is that to face the past that was forgotten and lost in despair by re-recording/releasing those hidden songs John Bliss wrote nearly (or more than) 30 years ago…



"The idea hit me after I wrote several songs in 2012 (released as '2013 Demos'), I realised that some songs don't quite fit the CF sound as a Psychedelic pop/Baroque pop band we've been sort of known for. Those songs sounded more like New wave/Power pop that I used to play and write back in the 1980s. However we recorded and released 2 songs from '2013 Demos' as '10th Anniversary single' and I just felt it's time to record those not so 'Psychedelic' songs as Clockwork Flowers in order to start 'Colours' project in 2015.


I’ve always wanted to record and release those hidden/forgotten songs for such a long time but I have never had a chance and also I wasn't quite ready to overcome and control those emotional pain, suffering and anger I experienced 30 years ago…so it took me 30 years to start the project! Although I lost almost everything including demo tapes, musical instruments, recording equipment and so on when I left England for the Himalayas in 1996, I’ve always kept those songs in my head since the 1980s! I knew that the process of remembering those songs would be quite painful and also dangerous but I decided to go through…and it took us more than 3 years to complete this project. We're so proud of ourselves that we have achieved things we couldn't in the past after 30 years and now, we are ready and it's time to move forward…" - John Bliss

Colours Unplugged: Black & White

- John BLiss plays ‘Colours’ -

2019

1. Voice (3:15)

2. This Moment (3:17)

3. This Hopeful Town (2:58)

4. Rubbish In My Head (2:32)

5. Out Of My Mind (2:10)

6. In My Shoes (2:53)

7. Crying Shame (3:00)


All songs written by John Bliss

Recorded and mixed at Great Bliss Studio, Tokyo

Produced and engineered by Clockwork Flowers

All songs were recorded live in mono on 1st and 2nd January 2019

John Bliss performs vocal and acoustic guitar

Artwork by Anthea Bliss


Available on iTunes, CD Baby and all the most popular download and streaming sites on March 9th 2019!

Here's a special mini-album 'Colours Unplugged: Black & White' by Clockwork Flowers which is an extra edition of 'Colours' series (vol.1 - vol.4). This album features John Bliss playing unplugged version of 6 selected songs from 'Colours' and an additional unreleased song 'Crying Shame' also written in the 1980s. All songs were recorded live in mono at Great Bliss Studio on 1st and 2nd January 2019.