New Order. Joy Division. The Human League. OMD. Happy Mondays. Franz Ferdinand. Working Men’s Club.
Yorkshire’s newest pop darlings, Working Men’s Club, fit in quite nicely with those bands. Theirs is a New Wave/post-punk hybrid that recognizes the futuristic elements of the early 1980s scene and contextualizes it for a new generation. Indeed, their self-titled debut album sounds familiar. But in unapologetically embracing their influences, they have deftly avoided the issue. In other words, they just get on with it, and don’t muck about in declaring their intention of delivering superb pop music. No surprise, then, that they’re supposedly a fantastic live act as well. “John Cooper Clarke” pays homage to the Mancunian poet and musician, and has rightly been a bit of a sensation. Now it’s your turn to enjoy it.
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