Includes Stranger Than Paradise exclusive A3 risograph print. Please note this will be folded for posted orders, or rolled for collection in store.
The ultra confident debut from West Yorkshire teenage agitator Syd Minsky-Sargeant and crew blends post punk, detroit techno and acid house influences into a sharp assault on the British status quo.
Opening track 'Valleys' speaks existentially of the boredom and isolation of growing up in Calderdale, while other lyrics are more political, taking aim at the likes of Spectator shit-spewer and Epstein island visitor Andrew Neil ("Tune into the BBC and watch me... defecate"). Album highlight 'Teeth' is a mechanical molar-grinder, sounding like a factory worker pushing the assembly line into overdrive as the paranoia becomes unbearable.
Back in October I saw the band play live at Oslo Hackney, and had almost all of my scepticisms about socially distanced seated gigs obliterated the second the drum sequencer was triggered. The power and energy of a "proper" live gig came across completely. Working Men's Club are a special group, and its reassuring to see such conviction and brazenness from the youth!