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Clinic announce new album ‘Wheeltappers and Shunters’

It’s released in May.

Clinic have announced details of a new album.

The group will release eighth album ‘Wheeltappers and Shunters’ on 10th May, their first in seven years.

“It’s been a pisstake thing between us for quite a few years,” explains the band’s Ade Blackburn, Clinic spokesman, of the show that the album title references. “Whenever we’d talk about a song sounding too ‘cabaret’ or too nice, we’d say, ‘That’s a bit Wheeltappers and Shunters’.

“It’s a satirical take on British culture - high and low,” he says. “It fascinates me that people look back on the 1970s as the glory days. It’s emerged that there was a darker, more perverse side to that time. When you look back on it now it was quite clearly there in mainstream culture.”

The Liverpudlians have also shared track ‘Rubber Bullets’. Watch a video as directed by Joseph May below.

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