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Share new single Get Better - UK tour dates for Spring 2019

Ahead of their first ever UK / EU live shows, Press Club have today released a brand new single, Get Better – the band’s first new music since the release of the acclaimed debut album Late Teens.


Get Better is a is a helter-skelter, 2:45 song of two halves - a Dr. Jekyll + Mr. Hyde piece about people not practicing what they preach, and an urging to “Get Better” and be consistent. Spotlighting the band’s now trademark sound of ‘kicked-in-speaker’ bass, interlacing guitar tones - and the familiar battle-drumming of Frank Lees - with Get Better the lyrics of singer Natalie Foster take an about-face, her ire being caught by the insincere actions of others. Although the song has a palpably aggressive energy, it is perforated with the exposed vulnerability that punctuate her live performances. It’s another festival-ready, fists-in-the-air anthem.

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Share new single Suburbia and announce first UK tour dates for Spring 2019

Sign to Hassle Records and announce UK / EU release of debut album Late Teens

First UK tour dates announced for Spring 2019

With Press Club having already risen way out of Australia’s underground punk scene, to become one of the country’s buzziest new bands, today they announce that they have signed to Hassle Records for the UK / EU release of their debut album Late Teens on Jan 25. Support from the influential Triple J radio station has come thick and fast for the band, with a number of singles gaining heavy rotation, and a coveted “Like A Version” session slot generating over 150,000 views. Rolling Stone Australia and Beat Magazine have also touted the band as Ones To Watch, as the first pockets of UK media support have begun to emerge from Kerrang! magazine and the BBC Radio 1 Rock Show’s Dan P Carter.


Press Club are also sharing lead single and accompanying video for Headwreck; two and half minutes of frenetic, raw, self-assured and commanding punk, stacked with buzz-saw guitars and brimming with honesty. The track is about a place we’ve all been; in a relationship with someone that doesn’t treat you right, doesn’t respect you. It’s a call to arms to respect yourself, to demand more. The video was shot in a Collingwood warehouse, with the help of two friends, Nick Manuell and Will Maconachie, who have created a video that captures the band’s brash energy, and embodies how the song was recorded: live and in one take. It’s a glimpse at the kind of performances that have won them so many fans in support of the likes of Japandroids, Joyce Manor, Cloud Nothings, The Smith Street Band and Dream Wife on the road in their native Australia.

Press Club will also play their first ever live shows in the UK this coming Spring, with more details to be announced shortly. Bassist Iain MacRae comments; “Absolutely over the moon to be part of the Hassle posse! It's great to finally have someone we trust in our corner after being independent for so long. Let the Antipodean takeover of Europe commence!”

 

Late Teens is what happens when four Melbourne musicians come together to create a body of work entirely devoid of outside influence, being answerable to only themselves. Over six weeks, bassist Iain MacRae’s house was converted into a temporary song-writing sweatshop where the band wrote forty songs that were distilled into the dozen that make up the track list on Late Teens. Relying upon the experiences of their friends and people they know as subject matter, Late Teens thematically approaches displacement, relationships, internal turmoil, gentrification and inequality. Press Club is the musical embodiment of the attitude of a generation experiencing impermanence in every way.

 

UK audiences will get the chance to see the band for the first time – and find out just why they’ve previously been handpicked to support to the likes of Japandroids, Joyce Manor, Cloud Nothings and Dream Wife in Australia – on the below dates.

 

April 16 - Frog & Fiddle, Cheltenham
April - 17 Hy-Brasil, Bristol
April 18 - Think Tank? Underground, Newcastle
April 19 - Sneaky Pete's, Edinburgh
April 20 - Manchester Punk Festival, UK
May 2 - The Islington, London
May 3 - Dark Horse, Birmingham
May 4 - Liverpool Sound City, Liverpool
May 5 - Stag & Dagger, Glasgow
May 8 - Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach

Press Club is:
Natalie Foster - Vocals
Greg Rietwyk – Guitar
Iain MacRae - Bass
Frank Lees – Drums

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