Show DescriptionClinic formed over easter in Liverpool '97. First single 'IPC subeditors dictate our youth' appeared that October, on their own Aladdin's Cave of Golf label. As an opener it set the stall out for how their unique sound would progress; pounding rhythms, heavily distorted organ and intense vocals, a cryptic mix of surf punk with a mutant house beat. The single was top ten in John Peel's festive fifty and ironically in both NME and Melody Maker. In an indie sense, the band had arrived (despite their ambitions lying elsewhere).
After two more Aladdin's releases (both voodoo based), Clinic signed with Domino in '99 and set about constructing the extreme dementia and peace that would become 'Internal Wrangler'. Their first album proper, 'Wrangler' easily delivered on the promise of the early singles, sounding like nothing else extant, your planet or mine. A London NME astoria show followed, with the band in full Pearly King gear playing to an appreciative audience. A true celebration of the capital.
Clinic's new album 'Bubblegum', is released on Monday the 4th of October 2010, preceded by a beautiful new single 'I'm Aware' out September the 20th.