A KIDDERMINSTER singer/songwriter is celebrating the release of his new tongue-in-cheek craft beer-themed single.

Ian Passey, who records as The Humdrum Express, will give music fans a taste of his new song Online Beer Club this Friday (September 28).

The Humdrum Express is fast style and observational lyrics, with his latest release exploring the popularity of craft beer and the cliquishness of some of its drinkers.

He said: “I’d noticed how it had almost become a competition to see who could most elaborately describe the taste of the ales, and this proved too good an opportunity to miss!”

A video for the single was filmed around Kidderminster including the Severn Valley Railway concourse, with Ian taking on the role of The Invisible Man.

He said: “It was such fun to film, although being wrapped from head to toe in bandages on one of the hottest days of summer wasn’t ideal.”

The Humdrum Express has released five full albums and has racked up more than 30 national plays on BBC 6 music, with a new album currently in the works, featuring a full band.

“It’s such fun to be in a band situation again and a real honour to have them onboard for the new recordings.

"Online Beer Club is the first from the new batch of songs to be released, with the rest following next year”

The artist has previously gigged with the likes of Dr John Cooper Clarke, Half Man Half Biscuit, Bob Mould and Ian McCulloch.

The new single is available on all online outlets and streaming services, and the video can be viewed on Youtube.