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NEWS: Working Men’s Club share new single ‘Circumference’ & announce tour of independent record stores

Working Men’s Club have returned with new single ‘Circumference’ from their forthcoming second album Fear Fear, out via Heavenly Recordings on July 15th. The new single follows on from the recent lead single ‘Widow’, which was the first introduction to the new album. Fear Fear has been produced by Ross Orton, who has previously worked with Arctic Monkeys, MIA and Tricky. 

‘Circumference’ is a song based around the notion of someone stuck in a point in time and how a slight shift can occur without always realising. The lyrics often reflect this: “I’m feeling alright now the time is passing by/the further we fall makes me feel fine”.  The track is built around waves of Synth intensity that similtaneously sound futuristic, whilst also harking back to the monster hits of Depeche Mode and The Human League. Take a listen below.

The band have recently returned from the their first tour of the U.S, and have also now added a run of dates of UK independent record stores to an already packed schedule. Their critically acclaimed self-titled debut album, released in summer 2020, was the sound of singer and songwriter Syd Minsky-Sargeant processing a teenage life in the remoteness of the Upper Calder Valley. He was 16 when he wrote some of those early songs and has felt the growth into young adulthood reflected in the new material.

“The first album was mostly a personal documentation lyrically, this is a blur between personal and a third-person perspective of what was going on.” Fear Fear documents those last two years of growing musically in such a restrictive time.“I like the contrast of it being happy, uplifting music and really dark lyrics. It’s not a minimal record, certainly compared to the first one. That’s because there’s been a lot more going on that needed to be said.”

Working Men’s Club have already been confirmed for several festival dates, such as Bigfoot, Bluedot, Kendall Calling and Tramlines. The new record store dates are as follows:

15th July – Manchester | Music Glue: White Hotel

17th July – Leeds | Jumbo: Brudenell Social Club

18th July – Bristol | Rough Trade

19th July – Kingston | Banquet Records – Pryzm

20th July – Brighton| Resident: Komedia

21th July – London | Rough Trade East

Photo: Lillie Eiger

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