“Ploys” by Working Men’s Club

UK band Working Men’s Club, have shared a video for “Ploys,” the latest track to be taken from their recently announced second album Fear Fear. The album was produced by Ross Orton (Arctic Monkeys, MIA, Tricky) and will be released on July 15 via Heavenly Recordings.

Talking about the video Edwin said:

“When we heard the album I wanted to be involved immediately. It was a good opportunity to work with the artist/hybrid athlete Whylie and create a meeting of feminine meets masculine in an EDM-world.”

Songs created in the shadow of terror and loss, but that crackle and pop with defiance Fear Fear is a record made for agitating and dancing, for heart and soul, for here, now and tomorrow. It’s a record that explores juxtaposition; that of life and death, acceptance and isolation, environment and humanity, hope and despair, the real world and the digital world. That top to bottom rigour, the complete vision is what makes the second album from Working Men’s Club such a stunning and unique achievement.

The band’s debut album, released in summer 2020, was the sound of singer/songwriter’s Syd Minsky-Sargeant processing a teenage life in Todmorden in the Upper Calder Valley. He was 16 when he wrote some of those songs, now 20, he had to get up and out of the Valley. “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 the last two years. Yes, there is bleakness – but there is also hope and empathy. “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 2022 Tour Dates

9th June – Spain | Primavera Sound
8th July – UK | Primal Scream support at Halifax Piece Hall
14th July – Portugal | Super Bock Super Rock Festival
15th July – Manchester | Music Glue: White Hotel*
17th July – Leeds | Jumbo: Brudenell Social Club*
18th July – Bristol | Rough Trade Bristol*
19th July – Kingston | Banquet Records – Pryzm*
20th July – Brighton| Resident: Komedia*
21th July – London | Rough Trade East*
22nd July – UK | Tramlines Festival
23rd July – UK | Blue Dot Festival
29th July – UK | Kendall Calling
17th August – France | Cabaret Vert Festival
20th August – France | Check In Festival
2nd September – Netherlands | Bitterzoet, Amsterdam
5th September – Germany | Privatclub, Berlin
6th September – Germany | Felsenkeller/Das Naumanns, Leipzig
7th September – Germany | Molotow, Hamburg
8th September – Germany | Jaki, Cologne
11th September – Belgium | Le Grand Salon, Brussels
13th September – Italy | Magnolia, Milan
14th September – Switzerland | Exil, Zurich

*Instores and outstores

Pre-order Fear Fear by Working Men’s Club HERE