His Clancyness shares a new video for “Zenith Diamond” featuring front man, Jonathan Clancy, in a hazy whirlwind of smoke and mirrors, guitars, synths, drums and denim-clad guys and girls. Directed by Pietro Borzí and Giulia Mazza (of His Clancyness) the video compliments the free spirited rock and roll attitude that Clancy and the track itself convey. “Zenith Diamond” is the first single from Clancy’s much anticipated release Vicious out October 8th via FatCat Records.
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 the internet when he began leaking out a series of bedroom-recorded psych-pop gems.
As an avowed rock and pop culture obsessive, Clancy cites a long and varied list of artists as influences – Swell Maps, Can, Bowie, Modern Lovers, Lee Hazlewood, Scott Walker, The Gun Club, Women, Stevie Nicks, Gastr Del Sol, Zombies and “just about every psychedelic pop nugget ever produced.” The new album, Vicious, was produced by Chris Koltay (Liars, Atlas Sound, Lotus Plaza, Akron Family, Dirtbombs) at High Bias Recordings in Detroit. Recorded as a trio (including Paul Pieretto and Jacopo Borazzo on bass and drums), the album marks the first time Clancy recorded with a band.
Vicious will be released by FatCat on October 8. A full US / UK / EU tour is being planned for the Fall/Winter. On the road His Clancyness becomes a full band with friends Giulia Mazza (synths / keyboards / noise boxes / vocals / percussion), Emanuela Drei (bass, sampler, vocals) and Jacopo Borazzo (drums / percussion). Having embarked on high profile tours with Deerhunter and Widowspeak this year, they are a well-oiled and invigorating live act.
1. Safe Around The Edges
2. Miss Out These Days
3. Gold Diggers
4. Hunting men
5. Slash The Night
6. Run Wild
9. Crystal Clear
10. Zenith Diamond
11. Castle Sand Ambient
Aug 24th – Molfetta, Italy, Lottarox Summer Festival @ Eremo Club
Aug 25th – Reggio Emila, Italy @ Meeting People Is Easy
Sep 06th – Pesaro, Italy @ Dalla Cira
Sep 07th – San Martino Spino, Italy @Barchessone Vecchio
Sep 27th – Piacenza, Italy @ Tendenze Festival (late show)
Sep 28th – Bologna, Italy @ Covo Club
Nov 07th – Cardiff @ Clwb Ifor Bach
Nov 09th – Bristol @ Start The Bus
Nov 12th – Manchester @ Fallow
Nov 14th – Glasgow @ Broadcast
Nov 15th – Leeds @ Belgrave Music Hall
Nov 16th – Birmingham @ Hare and Hounds
Nov 22nd – London @ The Lexington (with ATP)