Let's face it, it's been a weird year. Sometimes you just need to throw on a record and not think about the trash fire that is the outside world. For times like these, you need the new Clearance 7". They keep moving the ball forward, mining similar ground as their stellar debut LP but with a more relaxed confidence. Drawing on those classic Flying Nun sounds of the 80s and the contemporary world of down under rock'n'roll music, Clearance are rapidly emerging as a force to be recorded with. Turn off CNN and put this on. It'll make you feel better, and if it doesn't we recommend you seek professional help.