Word is Bubblegum introduces new layers of majestic orchestral pop to Clinic's distinct vintage synth-laden post-punk stylings, and you can see a video for the opening track after the jump. The live set has more of a raw garage-psych feel; a classic Stu Rutherford / Diane Kamikaze production. Starting with 5 new tunes ("Bubblegum", "Baby", "Lion Tamer", "Orangutan", "Milk + Honey") the set ends with "Shopping Bag" off of 2008's Do It!
Liverpool's surgical-masked 4-piece first stopped by WFMU back in 2001, and were actually slated to swing by on September 11th but that didn't work out so well...read what host Scott Williams had to say at the time while you listen to this incredible set which got us all hooked on Clinic (those of us who weren't already!)
Here at WFMU, we've all been real het up on Clinic ever since their album Internal Wrangler showed up in our new bin over a year ago. We've been trying all summer to get them here, and lo, it's all paid off! Clinic was due to arrive here on Tuesday, September 11th - sadly, that didn't happen. Imagine our delight when - 3 days later - they showed up at our doorstep exclaiming "We're bored - we've come all the way to NYC from Liverpool, and can't play anywhere! Can we play here?" And Clinic played here, yes!