Working Men’s Club Release Electrifying New Single
North-Western collective Working Men’s Club have just released their first single of 2020; the electro-funk tinged ‘White Rooms & People’.
Released via Heavenly Records, the song is another step in a new direction for the band as they’re in the process of moving away from the tagline “guitar-band”, towards more synth-heavy electronic rock that made the 70s. It’s all about “finding positivity in dark times”, as frontman Syd Minsky-Sargeant said “People have an important role to play. Creative power is incredibly important in these times, whether it’s to soothe people’s pain, distract them or address how f****d up the world is right now. There are things we have to accept but there are also things we can do; the power has always been there so it’s about time we used it again.”
The music video, produced by Kieran Evans, shows the band as part of an audio- visual art exhibition, the perfect way to showcase the development of their new sound. It premiered on The Quietus today, along with an in-depth interview on how much the band has evolved since their conception in 2018. From member departures to sound shake-ups, they’re certainly not the same band that Minsky-Sargeant formed at BIMM Manchester two years ago. They signed to Heavenly Records last year as a three-piece who thrived playing post-punk, but now their line-up consists of Liam Ogburn (bass), Rob Graham (guitar/synth) and Mairead O’Connor -(guitar/keys/vocals), and specialise in making whatever they see fit.
Following on from the Human League-esque tune ‘Teeth’ released last summer, Working Men’s Club are proof that it’s always worth taking a risk if things don’t feel right, as its most certainly paid off for them. They’re set to have an incredibly successful 2020 now they’ve found their feet in a new genre, so catch them at NBHD Weekender on Sunday 24th May!