Aussie alt-pop four-piece CITY CALM DOWN are back in the UK next month to support their third album, Television, which is released on 23 August via I Oh You Records.
The band will be playing five UK shows in September as part of a wider European tour, including a return visit to Leeds:
Wednesday 25 – Oran Mor, Glasgow
Thursday 26 – Cluny 2, Newcastle
Friday 27 – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
Saturday 28 – Soup Kitchen, Manchester
Monday 30 – Electrowerkz, London
On their new album, the band have taken a bold step away from their post-punk sounds to focus on more uplifting pop sensibilities, but still taking rock inspiration from the likes of The Clash and T Rex.
City Calm Down preserve the punch of punk intensity with Television, but have softened the blow with fresh, vital sonics which can be heard in new single Mother below:
“We set out to make a record that would excite us,” says frontman Jack Bourke of Television. “That meant drawing on influences we grew up listening to and first excited us as kids; bands like The Clash, T Rex, Talking Heads and The Smiths, and mixing those influences with artists we’ve come to love as we’ve grown up.
“We’re proud of how different this record is from everything else we’ve done. After eleven years together, it felt like it was time to shake things up and really get out of our comfort zone.”
City Calm Down were last in Leeds as part of the Gold Sounds festival in May 2018, shortly after the release of their second album, Echoes In Blue, so it will be really cool to see how their new material entwines with their older tunes live.