The Clox began its existence in 2009 when two friends, Denis Orynbekov (guitar, lead vocals)
and Ruslan Baimurzin (drums), moved from Kazakhstan to New York in pursuit of a dream. In
New York the two were joined by Igor Reznik (bass) and thus the trio was complete.
In 2010, The Clox released their debut album ”READY TO STARVE”. The effort was noticed
and in that same year the beach accessory store “Caribbean Joe”, on their site, recommended the
song ”Faces” of the album as one of the top 20 “Toe Tapping Tunes” alongside songs by artists
such as Sting, U2, Madonna, Kings of Leon, Weezer, Carlos Santana, and Coldplay.
Also in 2010 “Donald Trump”, “Ford”, as well as other modeling agencies began licensing the
band’s songs in videos used for model promotion. This project was and is coordinated by “Paz
Turner Production Group” (http://www.pazturner.com) till this day.
Since 2010 The Clox performed in some of the country's best venues such as New York City's
Filmore at Irving Plaza, Boston's Middle East Downstairs, New York City's Hiro Ballroom, New
York City's Le Poison Rouge, New York City's Gramercy Theater, and Falls Church’s (Virginia)
The State Theater, Hard Rock Cafe, among others. They have shared the stage with The Toadies,
Clinic, Little Barrie, Band of Heathens, The Gift, Mumiy Trol, Drew Halcomb and The
Neighbors, Band of Heathens, The Technicolors, The Night Snipers, Lyapis Trubeckoy, BI-2,
In 2012, The Clox released “JULES VERNE EP” and the album ”CIVILIAN”, which were met
with great enthusiasm by American as well as European blogs and magazines. The DELI
Magazine praised the songs of the releases as a "unique cross between bands like INXS and
Oasis” with a sound that is both "familiar and exotic at the same time."
In the beginning of 2013 The DELI Magazine also declared The Clox as one of the best New
York City bands of 2012.
Music videos to the songs “ALREADY DONE” and “JULES VERNE” are featured on
numerous web sites and blogs(Baeblemusic, DJ Top Twenty, WoellJ's Music Playlist, KIT21,
The Indie Browser, Joey Voodoo Lifestyle, Dads Big Plan , Cap'n Carrot, etc.) alongside artists
such as Arcade Fire, Radiohead, Oasis, Magnetic Fields, and Feist.
The Clox has topped several fan fueled charts on the Ourstage website (affiliate of MTV). Also
the band has been receiving airplay around the world and was featured on on Jim
Gelently's(radio host responsible for discovering OASIS and COLDPLAY) show in England and
The Clox’s tracks