From the album “Wicked Will” (Krian Music Group/Fond Object/Sympathy for the Record Industry) recorded at Toerag Studios and produced by Liam Watson in London, UK - 2011
This song, Half-Crazy, could be described as the tenacious offspring of the North African desert music of Mali/Morocco and the sweat and electricity of the Chicago and Mississippi Delta blues. That music is like a stem-cell, really open to going in many directions. On this track, we wired the harp through a dirty little amplifier. I played my early 40’s Oahu lap-steel. Andrew uses a loping high-hat feel, and the electric bass pushes the whole thing. The lyrics got a nudge from our friend Nathan Moore—we’re all half-crazy, half clear as a bell.
Published on 11 Oct 2012 Miss You is the first single taken from Clinic’s forthcoming seventh album, Free Reign (12th November). Creeping along obsessively like a heavily medicated Invaders, Miss You is an off kilter slow jam that evokes classic Clinic whilst taking the transportive craft of Ade Blackburn and co. to strange new frontiers -the damaged waves of interference and ghostly effects that cut through the mix making the titular refrain sound as dark as it is romantic.
The accompanying, equally transportative video was directed by The 3 Sisters (Andy Knowles, Josh McCartney & James Hicks).
Produced by the band themselves in their hometown of Liverpool and mixed with the assistance of Daniel Lopatin (Oneohtrix Point Never), Free Reign is unflinchingly original, hugely innovative, hopelessly weird and defiantly beautiful. To pre-order the album on CD, digital download or on limited edition UFO format - which comes in the form of an exclusive, glow-in-the-dark cosmic flying disc with album download code (ie, a pretty nifty frisbee) - click HERE: