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Working Men’s Club released their debut self-titled record on Heavenly Recordings on October 2nd, 2020.
The record was number 1 in the Independent Record Store Chart and hit the UK Top 30 Official Chart. The band made their debut TV appearance on Later…with Jools Holland in the Autumn of 2020. The singles ‘Valleys,’ ‘White Rooms and People,’ ‘John Cooper Clarke’ and ‘Teeth’ have been A-listed on BBC6 Music as well as praised by Annie Mac on BBC Radio 1.
Throughout 2020 the band did a series of live-streams, one of the first young bands in the UK to perform from a venue to a global audience. They launched the record with performances from YES (Manchester), The Brudenell Social Club as well as creating a performance film.
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.
It is with war, free-fall, and re-birth already behind them that Working Men’s Club emerge, resilient; inspiration from across breadth of eras, genres and tour-mates merely strata in their very own indie-cum-dance-cum-techno niche in the crag.
★★★★★ – NME Magazine -★★★★★ Dork Magazine- ★★★★ – The Mojo Magazine – ★★★★ DIY Magazine – ★★★★ Metro – Uncut Magazine 9/10 – Gigwise 9/10 – The Line of Best Fit 8/10