|Years active||1978–1981, 1982–1984, 1988–1994, 2008–present|
|Labels||Industrial Records, Polydor Records, Wax Trax! Records, Contempo, Mute Records|
|Associated acts||The Anti-Group/T.A.G.C., The Box, Siouxsie & the Banshees|
|Past members||Steven "Judd" Turner
Jane Radion Newton
Simon Mark Elliot-Kemp
David J. Hammond
John Valentine Carruthers
Robert E. Baker
Clock DVA are an industrial music, post-punk and EBM group from Sheffield, England. The group was formed in 1978 by Adolphus "Adi" Newton and Steven "Judd" Turner. Along with contemporaries Heaven 17, Clock DVA's name was inspired by the Russian-influenced Nadsat of Anthony Burgess' A Clockwork Orange;[dead link] dva is the Russian word for "two". Newton had previously worked with members of Cabaret Voltaire in a collective called The Studs and with Ian Craig Marsh and Martyn Ware in a band called The Future.
1978-1981: White Souls in Black Suits and Thirst 
The group was originally known for making a form of experimental electronic music involving treated tape loops and synthesisers. Clock DVA became associated with industrial music with the 1980 release of their cassette album White Souls in Black Suits on Throbbing Gristle's Industrial Records. The album Thirst, released on Fetish Records, followed in 1981 to a favourable critical reaction, knocking Adam and the Ants' Dirk Wears White Sox from the top of the NME Indie Charts, by which time the band had combined musique concrète techniques with standard rock instrumentation. 4 Hours, the single from Thirst was later covered by former Bauhaus bassist David J on his 1985 solo e.p. "Blue moods turning tail".
The band split up in 1981, with the non original members of the band going on to form The Box.
Turner passed away in late 1981 due to an accidental drug overdose. 
1982-1984: Advantage 
In 1982, Newton formed a new version of the band. First releasing the single High Holy Disco Mass on the major label Polydor Records under the name DVA, the band then released the album Advantage (with several singles) under the name Clock DVA. After a European tour in 1983, however, the band split acrimoniously. Adi Newton went on to form The Anti-Group or T.A.G.C. They released several albums continuing in a similar vein to the early Clock DVA, yet more experimental.
1987-1994: Buried Dreams, Man-Amplified and Sign 
In 1987, Newton reactivated DVA and invited Dean Dennis and Paul Browse back into the fold to aid Newton's use of computer aided sampling techniques which he had been developing in The Anti Group. They released Buried Dreams (1989), an electronic album which received critical acclaim as a pioneering work.
Browse left the group in 1989 and was replaced by Robert E. Baker. The album Man-Amplified (1992), an exploration of cybernetics, was the next release. Digital Soundtracks (1992), an instrumental album, followed.
Following Dennis's departure from the group, Newton and Baker produced the album Sign (1993).
1995-2007: Hiatus 
After the release of Sign and related singles, Clock DVA toured Europe (line-up: Newton & Baker with Andrew McKenzie and Ari Newton) and Newton relocated to Italy. However, their Italian record label at the time, Contempo, folded which caused a number of problems.
Collective, an anthology album and a box set was released in 1994. Newton began working on new material with Brian Williams, Graeme Revell (from SPK) and Paul Haslinger but continued problems with record labels eventually caused Newton and Clock DVA take a long break from the music scene. 
In 1998, Czech record label Nextera released a reissue of Buried Dreams, sanctioned by Dean Dennis and Paul Browse but not by Newton.
2008-present: Reactivation 
Adi Newton reactivated Clock DVA along with his creative partner Jane Radion Newton in 2008.
In November 2011, a new Clock DVA track "Phase IV" was featured on Wroclaw Industrial Festival compilation album.  According to the album liner notes the track is from an album called Post Sign, produced and composed by Adi Newton after Sign in 1995-96, finally due for release in 2012 .
A historical overview exhibition of Clock DVA (photographs, video and audio) took place at the Melkweg cultural centre, Amsterdam, Netherlands in February/March 2012. 
Singles & EPs 
Compilation appearances 
- Clock Dva discography
- Strong, Martin C. (2003) The Great Indie Discography, Canongate, ISBN 1-84195-335-0, p. 271-2
- Larkin, Colin (1992). The Guinness Who's Who of Indie and New Wave Music. Guinness Publishing. ISBN 0-85112-579-4.
- Martin Ware interviewed in The Quietus
- Clock DVA/Adi Newton interview in Peek-a-Boo Magazine
- Wave-Gotik-Treffen Bands and Artists 2011
- Wroclaw Industrial Festival 2011 Artists
- BIMfest 2011 artists
- Moonlight Festival concert review in Filth Forge
- Bleak Records announcement
- Vinyl on Demand announcement
- A Chronology of Dvation: The subversive & occult emergence of Clock DVA
- Anterior Research/Clock DVA/T.A.G.C. Official website
- Anterior Research/Clock DVA Official US website at the Wayback Machine (archived August 3, 2008)
- The Clock DVA on Myspace
- Last.FM group
- Review on TrouserPress