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Working Men’s Club tickets

Madding crowds may have found their bounce to the beat of ‘Bad Blood’s post-punk groove but Working Men’s Club will defy all expectation with their eagerly anticipated follow-up. Forcing backs off the wall and deeper onto the dancefloor, electric stomper ‘Teeth’ possesses enough bite to set pearly whites on edge and induce a wildly ecstatic feeling that’s anything but comfortable.

“It is a metaphor,” teases the band’s singer, guitarist and beat-maker, Sydney Minsky-Sargeant. “It could be about going insane or what you see, what you think you feel inside, a lot of things… put through a drum machine… basically we just want to confuse the fuck out of people, in a good way!”

For Syd, alongside fellow Club members Giulia Bonometti, Jake Bogacki, and recently recruited bassist Liam Ogburn, the last 12 months has seen the 4-piece buckle up for a meteoric rise that’s been a hell of a ride. “Signing to Heavenly Recordings was a big deal for us,” offers Jake. “We’ve worshiped the label and its bands for a long time so it’s nice to be part of the family. It’s a culture; we’re all running in parallel.”

Shows with Fat White Family and The Brian Jonestown Massacre, and a day of packed-out Great Escape appearance have paved the way for the band as they hone their rhythm ahead of Bluedot, Manchester Psychfest, Latitude and Manchester International Festival later this summer, before a tour with Bodega and their first headline tour though October and November.

After ‘Bad Blood’ received early support from Steve Lamacq, demand brought about a third repressing of their debut 7”, and it topped the vinyl charts; giving rise to a band subconsciously making us all slaves to the rave. “We do this because we love it.” says Syd. “But it’s not about us, we’re just faces. Working Men’s Club is about the music, the vibe, and that feeling, forcing you to move. Anyone can join.” Following last year’s terrific self-titled debut album, UK group Working Men’s Club are back with a new single. “X” finds the band laying off the synthesizers just a little to deliver a taut, nervy ripper that you can still dance to. You can watch the video, directed by SJ Hockett, and give their debut a spin, 

Rescue Rooms, Nottingham Tuesday 23rd Nov 2021 6:00pm

Working Men’s Club release their highly anticipated self-titled debut record! Following the early October release of their excellent self-titled debut album, “Working Men’s Club” have today shared the video to the latest track to be taken from the album, “John Cooper Clarke”. Directed by Warmduscher frontman Clams Baker, Working Men’s Club share new video for ‘John Cooper Clarke’.

Taken from the band’s just-released self-titled debut album, the track is an homage to the Northern poet.

“I think John Cooper Clarke is a Northern icon,” says Sydney Minsky-Sargeant. “One of the last survivors of that era, going back into that period of time where he lived with Nico and lived in Hebden Bridge, which is down the road from me. He’s just a proper punk, and one of the last remaining punks there is. Now Andrew Weatherall’s dead, and people like that have fallen, he’s still going. He just does it how he wants to do it, and I think that’s quite admirable, as a creative.”

“My idea behind this video was to show three different generations and situations of celebrating with as little to do with JCC as possible and if I said anymore I’d be lying,” adds Baker. “I just wanted to make something fun in these hard times and visually tell all the screwballs to relax and keep your peckers up.”

“Britain’s most urgent new young band… Covid era’s first rave classic” – MOJO ★★★★
“Outstanding debut” – The Guardian ★★★★
“Completely unforgettable” – DORK ★★★★★
“Pulsating rave anthems on attention-demanding debut” – NME ★★★★★
“A scintillating debut”  – Uncut 9/10 Working Men’s Club overcome change to create a debut more than worth the wait.” – The Line of Best Fit 8/10 Working Men’s Club are this unholy brew, this broad, immersive elixir.” – Clash

Working Men’s Club is the thrilling, energising, bracing sound of a reformed indie kid who side-lined the guitars and amped up the post-industrial synths, glacial beats and a bored-but-impassioned vocal style pitched somewhere between Ian Curtis and Mark E. Smith.” – The Face

“An explosive cocktail of emaciated rock with post-industrial ambiences, funk and electro beats designed for dark and feverish nights.”…”From this intense album we come out washed out but powerfully invigorated.” – Télérama 4 ffff

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It’s a pleasure to announce our debut album ‘Working Men’s Club’ will be released on the 5th of June via Heavenly Recordings. It’s been a long road with a lot of sweat put into this album and at points we weren’t sure it would actually get made. However, it did and we’re incredibly proud of it. Produced by our dear friend Ross Orton and Recorded in Sheffield.

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.

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.

Standouts include the nonchalant existential groove John Cooper Clarke — centred around the realisation that yes, even the luckiest guy alive, the Bard of Salford himself, will someday die. The washily-vocalled, Orange Juicily-guitared White Rooms and People, Cook A Coffee which is like a lost Joy Division number from an alternate universe and the frenetic, pew-pewing A.A.A.A.

Working Men’s Club are: Sydney Minsky-Sargeant – Vocals/Guitar/Drum Machine/Synth Liam Ogburn – Bass Rob Graham – Guitar/Synth Mairead O’Connor – Guitar/Keyboards/Vocals

Working Men’s Club have revealed a brand new single and accompanying video (directed by Jak Payne), along with their second physical release following the vinyl chart-topping single ‘Bad Blood’, now on it’s third pressing ‘Teeth’ sees the band exploring darker, more electronic territory, with driving drum machine and synths dominating the airspace

“It is a metaphor” teases the band’s singer, guitarist and beat-maker, Sydney Minsky-Sargeant. “It could be about going insane or what you see, what you think you feel inside, a lot of things… put through a drum machine… basically we just want to confuse the fuck out of people, in a good way!”
“The quartet’s debut single Bad Blood appears to have been no fluke: “Teeth” is darkly menacing disco, with bracing guitar squall on top.”

“Lyrically preoccupied by the passing of time and subconscious despair, the track sounds like insanity pouring out of an old television set”
Paste Magazine

Released on Heavenly Recordings. Pre-order the 7″ single and 12″ EP featuring remixes from Gabe Gurnsey, out on August 23rd.