His Clancyness - Vicious fanzine
Pre-order the His Clancyness album on vinyl to receive an exclusive Vicious fanzine / poster by Secret Furry Hole. All pre-orders also come with an immediate download of the Charade EP.
Vicious, the fanzine, is a limited edition foldout poster, created by Secret Furry Hole, the Italian cult cassette, design and vinyl label, that helped His Clancyness start out in the beginning by releasing his first tape. Basically friends helping out friends. This beautiful screenprinted handmade foldout 70x100cm two sided poster (printed by LEGNO) documents the band recording Vicious in Detroit, through photos, original notation sheets, scrapped lyrics and most of all the stories of what inspired and then became VICIOUS.
Jonathan reached out to friends and family across the world and asked each one to to narrate their feeling in conjunction with the word Vicious. Inside you'll find words and stories by the following bands and people: Women, Okkervil River, Veronica Falls, The Fresh & Onlys, Sonny & The Sunsets, Tim Cohen, Cloud Nothings, Snailhouse, Belle Orchestre, Spakkiano, A Classic Education, In Zaire, Massimo Volume, British Sea Power, Maximo Park, Bad Meds, Hot Club De Paris, Chris Brokaw, Codeine, Polaroid Blog, Diaframma, Dead Gaze, Giardini di Mirò, La Belle Epop, Wolther Goes Stranger, The Hairs, Cut, Love Inks, David Singer, Mirror Universe Tapes, Widowspeak and many others.
Having signed to FatCat in March 2013, His Clancyness is the alias of Jonathan Clancy. Born in Ottawa and raised between Canada and Italy, Clancy moved back and forth between the two countries up until his late teenage years, when he finally settled in Bologna.
Gaining early experience through playing in a number of hardcore / punk bands, and having toured the world in a couple of indie outfits, Jonathan struck out on his own back in 2009 and started to gain some early recognition across internet blogs when he began leaking out a series of bedroom-recorded psych-pop gems.
Recording alone at home often late at night, writing and playing everything himself, he produced a steady stream of tracks prodding in different directions and comprising weird pop outbursts, fuzzy guitars, cloudy ambient texturing, warm drum machine pulses, and bitter-sweet chord progressions - all anchored by a particular melodic sensibility and Clancy's bold, often reverb-drenched vocals.
Vicious will be released by FatCat on October 7th in the UK on CD LP and download, and October 8th in the US on vinyl and download only.
Head over to MTV Hive to watch the video for "Zenith Diamond".