Ones To Watch 2020: Working Men’s Club

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Reinventing guitar rock music, West Yorkshire’s Working Men’s Club feature on the Ones To Watch 2020 list attention-grabbing style of music.

The quartet in the small market town of Todmorden, the band quickly picked up the pace last year since the release of their debut single ‘Bad Blood’; catching the attention of DIY, NME and The Guardian.

Frontman Sydney Minsky-Sargeant said earlier last year that popular guitar bands were in decline because “they keep reproducing the same sh*t”. Now whilst that may be true, guitar-based rock and pop is starting to make a comeback with Sam Fender, Tom Walker and many more leading the way.

For Working Men’s Club, they’ve been very outspoken and have perfectly balanced the focus on their opinions, just as much as their music. Jaggy post-punk, swaggering electronic-infused pop and chorus-tinged bass patterns neatly sum up their focus and it’s certainly hit the sweet spot amongst fans.

Syd, Giulia Bonometti, Jack Bogacki, and Liam Ogburn will be out on tour next month and have already announced a festival slot at Paris’ Les Inrocks and Live At Leeds Festivals. 2020 looks set to be another ground-breaking year for Working Men’s Club.


1st – The Black Prince, Northampton (Independent Venue Week)
12th – The Parish, Huddersfield SOLD OUT
13th – Gorilla, Manchester
14th – Georgian Theatre, Stockton
19th – The Bullingdon, Oxford
20th – Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff
21st – The Cavern, Exeter
22nd – The Sugarmill, Stoke-On-Trent
27th – Salt Beer Factory, Saltaire

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