Review of Clinic's single 'Tomorrow' released through Domino Records.
Clinic are four Liverpudlians with a thing for performing disguised by surgeons' masks, are admired by Radiohead and use instruments which went out of production with the hoola hoop. They play the kind of recherchÃ© garage rock that sends critics into raptures but sells about ten copies and require a bit too much grey matter to take on board than is good for their bank balances. Their third single from the pretty-good-if-you-like-that-sort-of-thing album Do It!, Tomorrow opens like Nancy Sinatra's These Boots Were Made For Walkin', shackles a wailing harmonica with a guitar on a constant chime and sounds like Odelay period Beck on the set of a spaghetti western.
Of more interest, even if only for leftfield DJ's, is likely to be the remix by the DFA - that's Tim Goldsworthy and James 'LCD Soundsystem' Murphy - which features possibly the first use of a clavinet since Stevie Wonder's Superstition and on which the nu-disco magic lend the track a kind of acid funk chic. Or something.