City Calm Down
23rd May 2018-The Deaf Institute
Currently seducing live audiences as part of Laneway Festival in Australia, Melbourne’s CITY CALM DOWN have revealed their new single ‘Joan, I’m Disappearing’. It’s the second single to come from the band’s highly anticipated second album Echoes In Blue.
Of the new single, front man Jack Bourke commented: “‘Joan…’ is about coming to terms with the dissolution of a long-term relationship and how neglect ultimately led to its breakdown.”
Two years on from their surefooted debut In A Restless House, Jack Bourke (vocals), Sam Mullaly (synths/keys), Jeremy Sonnenberg (bass) and Lee Armstrong (drums/percussion) have consolidated their strengths and stretched their horizons for Echoes In Blue.
Recorded in Melbourne with producer and long-time collaborator Malcolm Beasley, the album explores the emotional idiosyncrasies of our modern changing world, rendered in glistening keyboards, chugging guitars and triumphant horns.
Echoes In Blue is City Calm Down’s most sweeping, universal material to date. Anchoring the album’s epic pop drive is the band’s accomplished songwriting, which catalogues the mounting anxieties of our age with an unflinching eye. As more of our daily life becomes pressurised to meet endless round-the-clock demands, City Calm Down meditate on what’s being lost in that transaction – and why it matters.
Newest single ‘Joan, I’m Disappearing’ follows on perfectly from the recent release of ‘In This Modern Land’ late last year, which gave an exciting taste of what’s to come from their second full release, and earned the band accolades from the likes of Radio 1, 6 Music, NME, The 405, Dork Magazine, triple j, Stereogum, and many more.
The Deaf Institute, 135 Grosvenor St, M1 7HE
0161 276 9350