Domino is releasing a new LP by Liverpool four-piece Clinic on 12 Nov, and its name is ‘Free Reign’. The successor to 2010′s ‘Bubblegum’, it was produced independently by the band and mixed with Oneohtrix Point Never’s Daniel Lopatin.
Frontman Ade Blackburn says: “We thought it’d be fun to gravitate towards a sound that was louder and rawer whilst keeping the emphasis on songwriting. Making the record ourselves again, in a very DIY fashion allowed us to have that feel”.
He adds: “We wanted to evoke the energy that our early more post-punk stuff had but without relying on the guitars to carry that. And so on this record, all the noise and abrasion comes from the drum machines and keys instead, that was something new for us”.
Here’s something else that’s new, the ‘Free Reign’ tracklisting:
Seamless Boogie Woogie BBC2 10pm (rpt)
For the Season
Sun and the Moon
And here’s an LP sampler: