GOLD CLASS

Share new single & video "Get Yours"

 

Australian four-piece Gold Class have shared their video for "Get Yours", taken from their upcoming album 'Drum', which is due Aug 18th via Felte. The band will play UK shows in Brighton & London this September. 

The video was directed by Defero Productions and was filmed at a recent sold out show at The Corner Hotel in Melbourne, Australia.

In the words of singer Adam Curley "‘Get Yours’ was the first of the lyrics I wrote for the album. It’s fairly clearly a break-up song, about wanting someone to come back for you, to not leave you in the dust. But I think I was looking for something in myself that knew it was ok to be in the dust, too"

GOLD CLASS

SHARE NEW SINGLE & VIDEO 'ROSE BLIND'

ALBUM 'DRUM' SET FOR RELEASE AUGUST 18TH VIA FELTE

Australian punk four-piece are sharing a new video & single, 'Rose Blind', which is the second track to be unveiled from their upcoming album 'Drum', set for release Aug 18th via Felte. 


Director Flagz from Defero Productions offered some insight behind the meaning of the video saying "For 'Rose Blind' I wanted to show the similarities between the strong and the soft sides of human relationships, they may look different but in the end we all bleed.”

Gold Class vocalist Adam Curley added "I was trawling through a car wreckers and made a kind of sculpture with a few parts I found. The idea was to examine skin and human figures against these brutal and soft materials - and the dark and light of things - in an uncomfortable way." 

 Adam Curley, singer/lyricist for Gold Class, told us  "The week we started to write Drum, my relationship ended and I was left alone in a draughty old house, which belonged to a friend of a friend. In the house, I sat around with my notebook, the quiet hours cut with news from friends and the TV: the suicides of musicians and writers I’d known and queer kids I hadn’t; the systematic abuse of vulnerable people, the constant mockery of anyone on the outs.

I knew what the purpose of the album would be when I wrote the repeated line in ‘Get Yours’: “There’s none left here and all I need.” I wanted it to be a record of defiance, a resistance to the idea of scrambling for a place at a table that wasn’t set for you. A sort of a love letter to anyone who not only can’t meet the standard but doesn’t want to. I wanted it to be a record of rage and ecstasy and endless nights and sex and dumb fun and ventures in solidarity. Not just an album of urgency and longing, but one of abandon and a reclaiming of a self beyond boundaries.
 
But I couldn’t avoid what was immediately happening in my life, either, that the end of my relationship had uncovered a lot of the feelings of isolation I experienced growing up. And so it turned out that the album is also personal, and I think is in conversation with queer histories of silence and evasion and transgression, which I was revisiting through the writing of James Baldwin and Cocteau. Childhood imagery kept creeping into the lyrics. Maybe I was trying to come to some peace with the past and to stand up and find some agency in the present. I suppose it was the most defiant thing I could think to do: not to write as some act of catharsis but in an attempt simply to document and claim my existence; that I am here". 
   
Drum is the bold second album from Gold Class. The follow-up to 2015 debut It’s You, Drum is a brasher, vivid widescreen account of a band hitting its stride while betraying the complex signs and scars of a life since lived.
  
Formed in 2014 by a union of workmates and friends from a Melbourne bar and creative-writing course, Gold Class’ string of lean, explosive live shows culminated in It’s You – a distillation of the then-fledgling group’s wiry punk, carried by Curley’s booming baritone and themes of personal politics, sexuality and identity. The album was shortlisted for the Australian Music Prize and nominated for an Age award, and saw Gold Class play sold out shows across Australia and London, at local festivals Golden Plains and Splendour in The Grass, as well as international sets at SXSW, London Calling and Primavera Sound.
  
Recorded at Melbourne’s Head Gap studios and produced by Gareth Liddiard of The Drones, Drum sees Gold Class explore new territory in both songwriting and sonics. Liddiard was instructive in helping the band capture these new moods. “We wanted to take a risk,” says Curley. “He was the one person everyone felt could do something interesting with the album."
   
Drum distills the messy scope of life into a brave, sometimes brutal but beautiful new document. Whatever will come, the beat – at least – goes on.
  
See Gold Class live: 
18 Sept - Le Pop Up du Label, Paris FR
20-22 Sept - Reeperbahn Festival, Hamburg DE
23 Sept - Paradiso Noord, Amsterdam NE
26 Sept - Moth Club, London UK

GOLD CLASS

Share new video 'Twist In The Dark'!

New album 'Drum' set for release Aug 18th VIA FELTE

 

Melbourne post-punks Gold Class are back with new single 'Twist In The Dark'. The band will be touring the UK this May with a headline London show on May 16th at Camden Assembly and other shows in Brighton, Leeds, Cambridge & Bristol. 

It sounds almost like an ancient call: pounding toms and an evasive bass line that open into a churning guitar melody and Adam Curleys deep and rhythmic voice. Yet 'Twist In The Dark', the first song taken from Gold Class's upcoming second album, is mired in the turmoil of the present.

"'Twist In The Dark' was definitely written thinking about the live show, wanting to push everything further," Curley says. "And I guess a part of that was not hiding myself at all in the words. It's a good introduction to the new record, I think, to some of the sounds and ideas on there."

Increasingly known at home and abroad for their powerful live shows, the Melbourne bands on-stage presence is captured in the erupting song. Lyrically, 'Twist In The Dark' lays out an inner conflict that speaks to larger concerns. "The stars are all turned up and off and up and off," Curley sings, hinting at a desire for transformation, for liberation, to both run from the past and to rush forward.

Set to be on the road for much of 2017, Gold Class have been in lockdownworking on new music, due later in 2017. 'Twist In The Dark' is produced by Gareth Liddiard, better known for fronting and producing boundary-pushing records for his own band, The Drones.

From 'Twist In The Dark's first eerie notes, the band threatens to collapse, but the track holds its breathless momentum until the final beat. If one thing can be said of Gold Class, it's that they make their home in uncomfortable corners.

Gold Class's 2015 debut album, 'It's You', was something of an underground sleeper, seeing the band short-listed for the Australian Music Prize and sending them off to tour the USA and Europe throughout 2016. At home, the band continued to sell out shows and was welcomed by festival crowds, includeing those at Splendour In The Grass and Golden Plains.

Following the release of 'Twist In The Dark' on limited edition 12-inch vinyl with a B-side remix by Melbourne duo friendships, Gold Class will embark on yet another UK and European tour, taking in The Great Escape festival in Brighton, Amsterdam's London Calling festival and the esteemed Primavera Sounds in Barcelona. 

 The band said of the new album "The week we started to write Drum, my relationship ended and I was left alone in a draughty old house, which belonged to a friend of a friend. In the house, I sat around with my notebook, the quiet hours cut with news from friends and the TV: the suicides of musicians and writers I’d known and queer kids I hadn’t; the systematic abuse of vulnerable people, the constant mockery of anyone on the outs.

I knew what the purpose of the album would be when I wrote the repeated line in ‘Get Yours’: “There’s none left here and all I need.” I wanted it to be a record of defiance, a resistance to the idea of scrambling for a place at a table that wasn’t set for you. A sort of a love letter to anyone who not only can’t meet the standard but doesn’t want to. I wanted it to be a record of rage and ecstasy and endless nights and sex and dumb fun and ventures in solidarity. Not just an album of urgency and longing, but one of abandon and a reclaiming of a self beyond boundaries.
 
But I couldn’t avoid what was immediately happening in my life, either, that the end of my relationship had uncovered a lot of the feelings of isolation I experienced growing up. And so it turned out that the album is also personal, and I think is in conversation with queer histories of silence and evasion and transgression, which I was revisiting through the writing of James Baldwin and Cocteau. Childhood imagery kept creeping into the lyrics. Maybe I was trying to come to some peace with the past and to stand up and find some agency in the present. I suppose it was the most defiant thing I could think to do: not to write as some act of catharsis but in an attempt simply to document and claim my existence; that I am here." 
   
Drum is the bold second album from Gold Class. The follow-up to 2015 debut It’s You, Drum is a brasher, vivid widescreen account of a band hitting its stride while betraying the complex signs and scars of a life since lived.
  
Formed in 2014 by a union of workmates and friends from a Melbourne bar and creative-writing course, Gold Class’ string of lean, explosive live shows culminated in It’s You – a distillation of the then-fledgling group’s wiry punk, carried by Curley’s booming baritone and themes of personal politics, sexuality and identity. The album was shortlisted for the Australian Music Prize and nominated for an Age award, and saw Gold Class play sold out shows across Australia and London, at local festivals Golden Plains and Splendour in The Grass, as well as international sets at SXSW, London Calling and Primavera Sound.
  
Recorded at Melbourne’s Head Gap studios and co-produced by Gareth Liddiard of The Drones, Drum sees Gold Class explore new territory in both songwriting and sonics. Liddiard was instructive in helping the band capture these new moods. “We wanted to take a risk,” says Curley. “He was the one person everyone felt could do something interesting with the album."
   
Drum distils the messy scope of life into a brave, sometimes brutal but beautiful new document. Whatever will come, the beat – at least – goes on.

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