Working Men's Club has shared a new 21 minute interpolation of their unreleased debut album.
The record was slated to land today - June 5th - but due to wider global events it has been pushed back to October.
Using their time wisely, the hotly tipped band went back to the source, reinterpretating their music across a heady 21 minute mix.
It's an ace listen, too, one that puts us in mind of LCD Soundsystem's oft overlooked '45:33' mix.
A continuous slice of music, it sonically recalls Manchester '82 - think those Section 25 cuts - fusing together analogue electronics with flecks of post punk.
Frontman Syd Minsky-Sargeant steered the project...
“Our album would have been released today but we had to push the release back due to Covid. It doesn’t feel like a particularly apt time to be self promoting anything at all however we wanted to give something to the people who pre-ordered the album on what would of the original release date,” he comments.
“Initially it seemed a bit of a crazy idea to go and remix an album we've just made that isn't even out yet. But once we got into it we were like, ‘let's fucking go for it’. One could of course argue that crazy ideas are what’s needed in such crazy times but, in reality, what has been produced is less of a chaotic and scatterbrain idea and more a coherent artistic statement in line with the band’s perpetual forward momentum.”
Minsky-Sargeant teamed up with the band’s producer Ross Orton for the project - check out a snippet below and stream the full thing on the Working Men's Club website.
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