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New album Wasted Energy out now on Hassle Records
“Wasted Energy feels hot with spirit and emotion.” – Kerrang! ****
“The emotional clarity never waivers… powerful.” – DIY ****
“Consistently thrilling.” – Upset ****
Having just wrapped up their biggest headline tour of the UK and Europe, Press Club are releasing Separate Houses, the latest single to come from their second album Wasted Energy. Separate Houses was tracked live at Woodstock Studio, Melbourne and mixed by the band themselves in their studio underneath Melbourne’s Westgate bridge. It is accompanied by a video which puts singer Natalie Foster front and centre, alone, recounting a story of isolation and longing, before being reunited with the band as they play out the song’s epic closing refrain.
The song has a kaleidoscope lens of introspection and extrospection and is comprised of three acts. In Act I, Press Club are in a familiar sonic playground of uptempo backbeats, straight 8 guitars, and the trademark melodic delivery of singer, Natalie Foster. Act II hones in on the band’s ability to make the listener unnerved without even being in the same room. With shades of the title track from the band’s debut, Late Teens, Foster remarkably finds another gear in her voice and unleashes sheer fury into the microphone. Act III is a veritable cracking of the spine, relieving all of the pressure built up over the minutes prior. Both apathetic and euphoric the song draws to a close with another tempo shift and cries “I keep on pretending that I am getting better.”
In keeping with their self-made ethos, the band filmed the music video for Separate Houses while on their second tour of Europe. Directed and produced by the band’s guitarist, Greg Rietwyk, the clip was shot across locations in Scotland, England and continental Europe – Press Club made the most of their idyllic surrounds.
Some people view rock and roll as a gratuitous expression of opulence, anti-establishmentarianism and ego. Others view it as an exposé of the inner workings of an artist’s emotions and the most captivating performances draw back the curtains on the artist’s vulnerability. This is Separate Houses. It is the song in which Press Club candidly reveal their vulnerability and their might at its most fierce.
Buy Wasted Energy HERE
Praise for debut album Late Teens:
“An amazing, amazing record. There’s no answer to where they could end up.” – Kerrang! Hottest Bands of 2019
“A breathless exorcism of adolescent emotion. Late teens will leave a remarkable imprint.” – NME
“The centrepiece both on record and in the flesh is the powerhouse performance of vocalist Natalie Foster.” – DIY
“This is one club that the world will be clamouring to join.” – Upset
“Press Club install a rackety underlay to their sound that gives them a uniqueness most bands would kill for.” – Alt Press Bands to Watch 2019
“Suburbia is such a big track” – Jack Saunders, BBC Radio 1
“One of our records of the year for sure – so great.” – Dan P Carter, BBC Radio 1
“A listen-all-the-way-through-and-hit-repeat masterpiece.” – Aesthetica Magazine
“Nat Foster adds a lot of star power. You can see Press Club going far.” – Louder Than War
“Headwreck is a whirlwind of a track.” – The i Paper
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