31st October | Louisiana
Working Men’s Club are set to bring their eclectic indie sound to The Louisiana for an undoubtedly dark Halloween night party. If The Louisiana is best known for hosting gigs of future indie legends (from The Strokes and Florence & The Machine, to Muse and Metronomy), it seems likely to keep faith with its reputation by welcoming Working Men’s Club – one of the latest UK talents unearthed by iconic London label, Heavenly.
Hailing from Manchester, Working Men’s Club got together when founding members met at BIMM, but they soon embraced a distinctive route that made them sound more like they’re surfacing from some forgotten 1980s indie tape rather than as a music school project. After undergoing some line-up changes, the band has developed a more muscular and grittier dancey sound, with a distinctive dark twist. New single ‘Teeth’, with its smart use of drum machine, makes Working Men’s Club one to watch for both fans of Kraftwerk and EBM, as well as for late-80s indie and Talking Heads initiates.
Front man, Syd Minsky bursts with angst and ecstatic excitement, traits that make Working Men’s Club’s shows a sweaty and intense experience. Live shows are possibly the best way to experience the Manchester four-piece, as the support tour with Fat White Family and the string of successful Great Escape Festival performances have proven.
With their gritty, dark post-punky dance sound and such a name, Working Men’s Club seem to nominate themselves for the ‘quintessential working-class British act of the year’ title. Catch them blowing The Louisiana’s roof off, before it’ll be too late to witness Working Men’s Club’s power in an intimate venue.
See the video for ‘Teeth’ here: