Tin Pot Clay Man’s latest double-single, ‘Vacant/Ally’, marks a significant evolution for the Australian-born project, now based in Manchester, UK. Led by Gaurav Jaswal, the band introduces a fresh lineup and collaborates with vocalist Rachel Cawley for the first time, adding layers of ethereal dream-pop to their signature post-punk sound.

‘Vacant’ opens with haunting melodies, blending Jaswal’s emotive vocals with Cawley’s ethereal tones, creating a captivating atmosphere reminiscent of DIIV’s introspective dreamscapes. The track gradually builds, propelled by driving rhythms and swirling guitars, showcasing the band’s newfound sonic depth.

On the flip side, ‘Ally’ maintains the band’s post-punk roots with its pulsating basslines and jagged guitar riffs, yet incorporates Cawley’s vocals to add a celestial touch. The result is a dynamic fusion of genres that demonstrates Tin Pot Clay Man’s versatility and growth.

With artwork designed by bdrmm’s bassist Jordan Smith, ‘Vacant/Ally’ serves as a promising glimpse into Tin Pot Clay Man’s future endeavours. As they embark on a new chapter in Manchester, this double-single sets the stage for what promises to be an exciting journey in 2024 and beyond.

Tin Pot Clay Man headline The Castle Hotel in Manchester on Thursday 28th March, tickets are available here.

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