SONG OF THE DAY Clinic – Rubber Bullets

After a whopping seven year break, Liverpool’s post-punkers have returned with a brand new album! Entitled Wheeltappers and Shunters and released earlier this month, this record is to be the band’s eighth offering and was inspired by the 1970’s variety TV show  The Wheeltappers and Shunters Social Club.  Expanding on the title and explaining how their vision was to produce a “a satirical take on British culture – both high and low” , Clinic’s Ade Blackburn also explained how, “It’s been a piss take thing between us for quite a few years. Whenever we’d talk about a song sounding too “cabaret” or too nice, we’d say, “That’s a bit Wheeltappers and Shunters”.”

Recorded at founding member Jonathan Hartley’s Liverpool studio, the album was mixed by Dilip Harris (King Krule, Sons Of Kemet, Mount Kimbie) and offers twelve quality tracks of (what I can gather so far) very the slinky kind!! Constructed with an alluring laid-back DIY sound, hints of The Fall echos through vocals and bass-driven melodies, whilst first single Rubber Bullets really makes me think of the Fat White Family!  The keyboard tune is retro, the vocals rock with stylish swagger and the guitar is psychedelically nifty; all in all this is a pretty cool tune! Listen above and check the rest of the album out here.

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