The Liverpool art-punk band have unveiled their “heartbreaking yet supremely uplifting” cover of Ann Peebles’ 1973 soul classic.

Clinic’s latest single is a cover of ‘I Can’t Stand The Rain’, the 1973 classic hit by Memphis soul legend Ann Peebles.

The track is described by the band as a heartbreaking yet supremely uplifting cover of the Ann Peebles classic”.

The song is released ahead of the Grammy-nominated band’s ninth album, Fantasy Island, out October 22. It is the third track to drop from the upcoming record, following ‘Fine Dining’ and the titular ‘Fantasy Island’.

The band have also shared a music video directed by Emily Evans.

2019 saw Clinic explore sleazy 70’s nostalgia and satirize British culture with their eighth LP, Wheeltappers and Shunters. This time, the Liverpool group are are embracing the “the idea of looking at the future and the different ways it can unfold” with their latest effort, Fantasy Island.

The album, which is considered to be the band’s most electro-pop record to date, will feature them broadening their sound by using bass machines, digital horns, and space drums.

Expect to hear the group take on 80’s pop music, Italian cosmic disco, and blues while referencing works such as H.G. Wells’ Things to Come, Marshall McLuhan’s The Medium is the Massage and Richard Brautigan’s Sombrero Fallout.

Clinic are best known for their 2002 indie rock record, Walking With Thee. The album was featured in Rolling Stone‘s ’50 Best Albums of 2002’, and earned a nomination for ‘Best Alternative Music Album’ at the 2003 Grammy Awards.

Fantasy Island is available to pre-order via Dom Mart in an exclusive Indies blue vinyl, Dinked Edition vinyl (yellow with poster and postcard), standard vinyl, CD and digitally.

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