🌟 WORKING MEN’S CLUB ALBUM LAUNCH TOUR AT THE BODEGA 🌟
Marking the release of their highly anticipated debut album (released on Heavenly Recordings on 2/10/20), we welcome the mighty Working Men’s Club to The Bodega’s Secret Garden for a live film screening & DJ set!
DOORS – 7.00pm
WMC LIVE PERFORMANCE FILM SCREENING – 8.00pm
+ WMC & HEAVENLY JUKEBOX DJ SET
CLOSE – 10.00pm
This event will be socially distanced outdoors and tables are available to reserve now via http://alt.tkts.me/tl/bpid. Tables can be reserved for either groups up to two people or up to six people. All tables include a copy of the album on CD or neon yellow vinyl, with additional copies available to purchase during checkout.
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.