Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Working Men's Club Announce Self-titled Debut LP, Stream "A.A.A.A."

Yorkshire post punk/new wave band Working Men’s Club have announced the release of their self-titled debut album.

The 10-track record was mixed and produced by Ross Orton (The Fall, M.I.A., Arctic Monkeys), and will be out on October 2 via Heavenly Recordings. Pre-order your copy here.

Two original members lighter and three new ones the richer, Working Men’s Club took on a new hard-edge permutation, their shows becoming ever more sweaty, pulsating and rammed to the rafters; their energy raw; their vigour renewed; their interplay as musicians growing ever-more intuitive and elastic. Their eponymous collection of songs is equal parts Calder Valley restlessness and raw Sheffield steel; guitars locking horns with floor-filling beats, synths masquerading as drums and Minsky-Sargeant’s scratchy, electrifying bedroom demos brought to their full potential by Orton’s blade-sharp yet sensitive production.

A rumble on the horizon. Gritted teeth, nuclear fizz and fissured rock. A dab of pill dust from a linty pocket before it hits: the atom split, pool table overturned, pint glass smashed — valley fever breaking with the clouds as the inertia of small town life is well and truly disrupted. Here to bust out of Doledrum, clad in a t-shirt that screams SOCIALISM and armed with drum machine, synth, pedal and icy stare are Working Men’s Club, and their self-titled debut album.

Named after the wood panelled, community-run venues 18-year-old band leader and singer Sydney Minsky-Sargeant used to sneak into under age. It was at home in the town of Todmorden in West Yorkshire, feeling hemmed in, that Syd first began assembling these 10 songs. “There’s not much going on, not much stuff to do as a teenager” he says. “It’s quite isolated. And it can get quite depressing being in a town where in the winter it gets light at nine in the morning and dark at four”.

Guitars locking horns with floor-filling beats, synths masquerading as drums and Minsky- Sargeant’s scratchy, electrifying bedroom demos brought to their full potential by Orton’s blade-sharp yet sensitive production.

Check out the album's tracklist and listen to new single "A.A.A.A." below.

Working Men's Club Tracklist:
01. Valleys
02. A.A.A.A.
03. John Cooper Clarke
04. White Rooms And People
05. Outside
06. Be My Guest
07. Tomorrow
08. Cook A Coffee
09. Teeth
10. Angel



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