The 3 CLUBMAN Feat Andy Partridge – ” Aviatrix “

Posted: May 1, 2023 in MUSIC

Recently, XTC’s Andy Partridge said he no longer writes new songs and is “waiting for my music mojo to return, in between researching UFO events.” I guess his music mojo returned? Patridge has a new band called the 3 Clubmen, and their debut single is out now.

Britain’s Lighterthief label has announced an exciting new project. The 3 Clubmen – a new project comprised of Andy PartridgeJen Olive and Stu Rowe – will release their eponymous debut EP on June 30th. The first taste is ‘Aviatrix’, an avant-pop delight offering a strange, seductive blend of experimental pop, jazz and sci-fi cinema excellence.

I throw paint, Jen throws paint, Stu throws paint…and we walk away. If, when we return, something in there calls to us, we’ll move heaven and earth to get it out and let it breath. Using whatever it takes, be it contrary musical ideas, parts in clashing keys incongruous sounds, contradictory words/phrases. It’s all clay to us.

The 3 Clubmen is the culmination of a decade of antics from these long time collaborators, who started writing and recording this material years ago. While each artist has worked with the others in some form since 2008, The 3 Clubmen marks the first time that Stu, Andy and Jen have combined forces as a trio, an inevitable partnership once described as “a three-headed Frankenstein’s monster dancing at a neurodivergent singles club”.

“Like an ‘action painter’ throws colour at a canvas, we tend to throw musical and sound things, knowing that we’ll cut through this seemingly insane mess later, to hopefully find some beautiful garden, hiding there,” says Andy Partridge.

“Aviatrix” is out now on Lighterthief.

The 3 Clubmen brings together Partridge plus Jen Olive and Stu Rowe.

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