At 0:00 ‘Cancelled’s heart-rate monitor starts ticking. The song is a rigid dynamo. A creative embellishment on their previous releases, with a refined attention to detail. The crude elements of Press Club are on the catwalk as lead singer Natalie Foster demands “who said I can’t do this better? Who says I can’t live forever!”
‘Cancelled’ is the first of Press Club’s new self-produced works to see light of day, and despite its title, bears no reference to show cancellations, nor cancel culture. The song’s lyrical content is actually an honest stocktake of one’s former self, in crystallite retrospect. In the engine room Frank Lees (drums) and Iain MacRae (bass) lurch ‘Cancelled’ forward like two indefatigable pistons. The deft guitar work of Greg Rietwyk, at times hostile, becomes the perfect melodious compliment for Foster at the most opportune moments.
The new single is delivered with the perfect visual accompaniment shot by longtime collaborator, friend and video director Nick Manuell the video clip for ‘Cancelled’ captures the fierce grit of the track.
At the hands of countless roadblocks facing the arts as a whole over recent years, Press Club spent all their time together crafting new material in their studio under the shadow of Melbourne’s Westgate Bridge. They focused relentlessly on songcraft, methodically burning through hundreds of demos. As time is currency, they paid a refined attention to timbre, instrumentation and dynamics they could never afford before, amidst their helter-skelter touring schedule.
With the promise of more new music imminent, Press Club kick off world wide touring and fans will be witness to the first taste of new tracks as well as favourites from albums Late Teens and Wasted Energy. Then band will be back in the Autumn to headline Oslo, London with full dates below.
PRESS CLUB CANCEL THIS TOUR 2022
Thu May 5 – Brightside, Brisbane
Fri May 6 – Altar, Hobart
Sat May 7 – Barwon Club Geelong
Thu May 12 – La La La’s, Wollongong
Fri May 13 – The Lansdowne, Sydney
Sat May 14 – UC Hub, Canberra
Sat May 21 – Corner Hotel, Melbourne
Wed 8 June – The Joiners, Southampton UK
Thu 9 June – The Horn, St Albans, UK
Fri 10 June – Download Festival, Donnington UK
Sat 11 June – The Walks Stadium, Kings Lynn UK
Mon 13 June – The Hope & Ruin, Brighton UK
Wed 15 June – V11, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Thur 16 June – Willemeen, Arnhem, Netherlands
Fri 17 June – Beard Ättäck Festival, Leipzig, Germany
Sat 18 June – Southside Festival, Neuhausen, Germany
Sun 19 June – Hurricane Festival, Scheessel, Germany
Tue 21 June – Lucky Luke’s, Trier, Germany
Wed 22 June – Haldern Pop Bar, Haldern, Germany
Fri 24 June – Booze Cruise Festival, Hamburg, Germany
The band will also play London this Autumn
5th November – Oslo, London Tickets Here
‘Cancelled’ is out now on Hassle Records.