Like a homage to smoke-filled vaults, aging billiard rooms and crumby packets of pork scratchings in the Working Menâ€™s Clubs of days gone by, Todmorden-by-way of-Europe trio Syd, Jake and Giulia are about to fling open the doors of their own millennial social hub with the fresh post-punk of infectious debut single, â€˜Bad Bloodâ€™ / â€˜Suburban Heights.â€™
â€œWe grew up in northern towns trying to get in to pubs in social clubs because thatâ€™s all we had. The name is an ode to that,â€ explains Working Menâ€™s Clubâ€™s 17-year-old singer and guitarist, Sydney Minsky-Sargeant. â€œOur surroundings and their differences has influenced us a lot on these tracks.â€
Joined by guitarist-vocalist Giulia Bonometti, 23 and drummer Jake Bogacki, 18, the trio have always had a clear sense of their whereabouts; quite simply, they wouldnâ€™t even exist without multi-nationalism. Meeting at college in Manchester, Syd and Jake are from Todmorden and Hebden Bridge, but their families hail from Poland whilst Giulia moved to the UK from Lake Garda, Italy. â€œThe songs are based on the culture of walking round Manchester every day then going back to the countryside each night and how the contrast of going back into the hills made us sane,â€ Syd tells.
Already with shows supporting The Wedding Present and Brian Jonestown Massacre behind them, Syd says itâ€™s only the beginning; â€œThose shows were great experiences and ones weâ€™ll have for life. We love making music and weâ€™re so grateful for what weâ€™ve achieved so far; hopefully thereâ€™ll be plenty more to come.â€