Clinic Internal Wrangler on 180g Import LP + Download
A Grammy nomination, performance on The David Letterman Show, high profile tours with fans such as The Flaming Lips, Radiohead and Arcade Fire and a lot of reverence from notable artists - both established and emergent - over the years have seen Clinic flirt with the mainstream and be cemented into cult firmament alike, without ever really courting either acceptance directly.
Their craft, one that has always bloomed in isolation and seemed impervious to the fickle tide of trend or fad, remains both resolutely eclectic and acutely focused. The junkshop-trawling analogue fetishism of the warm, smokey instrumentation that gives their songs such a vividly placeable sense of mood and atmosphere; the surrealist bent of Ade Blackburn's lyrics - so steeped in their own personal mythology - and the band's over-riding commitment to never straying into the realm of the obvious or complacent are all long-standing elements of Clinic's work.
It all started with their 2000 full-length debut album Internal Wrangler. Twisting and twining through paths that pass through seldom visited regions of dub and '60s garage, Internal Wrangler keeps it arty and groovy in equal measures and prepared a new standard for pop to come.