Seemingly with contempt for staying still, Press Club returned home from their eight-week national tour with The Smith Street Band and straight up announced their own Australian headline tour.
Now, the tour is about to kick off this time next week in Sydney.
With their newfound love of airport security, tarmac and cheap motels, the band will tour the Eastern seaboard in support of their debut album ‘Late Teens‘ and the patronymic fourth single taken from it. Dates and venues further down if you need reminding.
‘Late Teens‘ is paired with a music video comprised of footage of Australia. From desert to cane fields, The Enmore to Gracetown. It was captured entirely on their most recent tour of the country and made by the band themselves in the back seat of vans and airport gate lounges.
Watch the video below.
‘Late Teens‘ was written over six weeks when Ian MacRae’s Brunswick East 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, the album thematically approaches displacement, relationships, internal turmoil, gentrification and inequality.
The album was recorded truly live over one week at The Aviary Studios, Abbotsford with guitarist, Greg Rietwyk, at the helm. The band used minimal over dubs to create an unadulterated, and as honest record as possible.
Grab a copy of the album [Here].
6th – The Chippo Hotel, Sydney [18+]
7th – Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle [18+]
26th – Strawberry Boogie, Wollongong [18+]
27th – Northcote Social Club, Northcote [18+]
4th – Bloodhound Bar, Brisbane [18+]
Give the album a blast below if you are yet to do so.
Photo by Zoe Yeoman