working men’s club – fear fear

Arriving like LCD Soundsystem’s unruly out-of-town cousin, Working Men’s Club take on a sinister tone that is oddly energising. ‘Fear Fear’ was born out of the New York disco scene, gathering a Prodigy-like angle for the electronical direct on its way to the present. If the tracks are unnerving, it is only to uptight antennae worth loosening. With high-octane consistency, WMC’s sophomore record offers a refined experience mainlined by compact production, characterful bass, and a vocal delivery designed for proto-punk. ‘Fear Fear’ valorises the headless flails of dance amidst societal instability and insists that bodily motion is a way to purge the soul of external contaminants. 

25/30

A favourite: ‘Ploys’ 

‘Fear Fear’ is out now via Heavenly Recordings.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s