Swindon’s Lighterthief label has released the debut single by THE 3 CLUBMEN – comprised of ANDY PARTRIDGE, JEN OLIVE and STU ROWE. ‘Aviatrix is the first offering from their eponymous debut EP (out June 30 with CDs available exclusively via Burning Shed) – an avant-pop delight offering 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, who started writing and recording this material years ago. While each artist has worked with the others in some form since 2008, this is the first time 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”.

Partridge notes, “Like an ‘action painter’ throws colour at a canvas, we tend to throw musical and sound things, knowing that we’ll cut through this seemingly insane mess later, to hopefully find some beautiful garden, hiding there. I throw paint, Jen throws paint, Stu throws paint…and we walk away. If, when we return, something in there calls to us, we’ll move heaven and earth to get it out and let it breath. Using whatever it takes, be it contrary musical ideas, parts in clashing keys incongruous sounds, contradictory words/phrases. Its all clay to us.” 


1. Aviatrix
2. Racecar
3. Green Green Grasshopper
4. Look At Those Stars

All songs written and performed by The 3 Clubmen  
Music by Andy Partridge, Jen Olive and Stu Rowe
Lyrics by Andy Partridge and Jen Olive
Recorded and produced between 2010 and 2023 in The Lighterthief Bunker, Swindon, England
Additional recordings in Albuquerque, New Mexico
Andy Partridge – vocals, guitars, programming and production
Jen Olive – vocals and guitar
Stu Rowe – bass, guitars, keys, programming and production    
Frank Abrams – flute
Mikey Rowe – keys
Curtis Tweed – slide guitar
Andreas Rebhuhn – drums
‘Bangy’ – percussion
Produced by Stu Rowe
Mixed by The Encyclopedia Salesmen
Mastered by Jason Mitchell at Loud Mastering

Keep up with The 3 Clubmen

https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/id1680582973 https://open.spotify.com/album/2H4YQ4LdJ2cHKMRbWmBdTe