BIMM Manchester Songwriting Diploma graduate Syd Minsky-Sergeant started indie electronic band Working Men’s Club whilst studying alongside fellow BIMM students Giulia Bonometti and Jake Bogacki.
The band released their debut single via Melodic Records in February 2019, and signed with London-based independent label Heavenly Recordings soon afterwards. This marked a significant step-up for the band, as they joined an impressive roster featuring the likes of Manic Street Preachers, Saint Etienne, Beth Orton, Doves and Temples.
Next, the band signed with Coda (one of Europe’s largest booking agencies), before going on to support the likes of Fat White Family, Pip Blom, the Brian Jonestown Massacre and Mac DeMarco on tour, as well as appearing at the Great Escape Festival in May ’19 and racking sold out shows at key venues around the country.
‘Teeth’ – Working Men’s Club’s debut single with Heavenly – was released in August ’19. The track saw them taking on a new and unexpected direction, with the addition of synths and pulsing electronic drums adding a sense of urgency and retro rave chic to their jangling indie guitar rock.
Their burgeoning popularity on the underground scene also resulted in a nomination for ‘Best Breakthrough Act’ at the 2019 Q Awards.
Like their sound, the band’s line-up is evolving too, with the recent additions of bassist Liam Ogburn, Mairead O’Connor (the Moonlandingz) and Rob Graham (Drenge/Wet Nuns) on guitars and synths. These new additions contribute to an already sizeable buzz surrounding the band.
We looking forward to hearing more brilliant releases from Working Men’s Club and seeing future developments with the band.
Photo c/o Piran Aston