Clinic have officially announced the release of their new album “Fantasy Island” to be released October 22nd via Domino Records. With the announcement they’ve also shared their new single ‘Fantasy Island’.
01 “The Lamplighter”
02 “Fine Dining”
03 “Take A Chance”
04 “Refractions (In The Rain)”
05 “Dreams Can Come True”
07 “On The Other Side…”
08 “Fantasy Island”
09 “I Can’t Stand The Rain”
11 “Hocus Pocus”
12 “Grand Finale”
The video was directed by Emily Evans. The band say about the single: “Get out of your tree tonight with Clinic’s new electro-rockabilly shebang.”
The band revealed in a soundbite that: “Clinic look to a brighter future. This time they are embracing the idea of looking at the future and the different ways it can unfold. It’s a tin of fruit cocktail.”
Referencing H.G. Wells’ Things to Come, Marshall McLuhan’s The Medium is the Massage and Sombrero Fallout by Richard Brautigan, the themes Clinic explore on this album are time, music and entertainment. In a (coco) nutshell, Clinic have gone funky disco, broadening their sonic palette with the addition of several new gadgets including an electronic acid bass machine, a 1970s cocktail rhythm unit, a Casio digital horn and space drum.
They are also heading out on their first live tour since 2012 later this year. No dates have been announced for the USofA (or Tijuana) yet.