THE 3 CLUBMEN – a new project made up of XTC’s ANDY PARTRIDGE, JEN OLIVE and STU ROWE – present the official video for their debut single ‘Aviatrix’ – a perfect match of sounds and images. The trio’s eponymous debut EP will be released on June 30 via Swindon-based Lighterthief label, in cooperation with Burning Shed. Recalling XTC’s later pastoral period, a touch of Jen Olive’s math-pop angularity and the eclectic sound spectrum of producer-artist Stu Rowe, these avant-pop delights offer a strange, seductive blend of experimental pop, jazz and sci-fi cinema excellence.

The 3 Clubmen is the culmination of a decade of antics from these longtime collaborators (all part of the Lighterthief label family tree), as the writing and recording of this material began years ago. While each artist has worked with the others in some form since 2008, The 3 Clubmen marks the first time that Stu, Andy and Jen have combined forces as a trio, an inevitable partnership once described as “a three-headed Frankenstein’s monster dancing at a neurodivergent singles club”.

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