Australian rock band PRESS CLUB have today announced they will be returning to the UK and Europe for a headline tour starting this October. With the promise of more new music imminent to follow up on the critically acclaimed “Cancelled”, where it saw support as the BBC Rockest Record, plus spot plays across Radio 1 and BBC 6 Music support. Fans will bear witness to the first taste of new tracks as well as favourites from albums Late Teens and Wasted Energy.
PRESS CLUB recently came to Europe for select shows and festivals including Download, Hurricane and Southside in Germany and the band will be back to headline Oslo, London, with full dates below.
You can see the band at the following dates this Autumn:
28th October 2022 – Kasbah Club, Limerick, Ireland
29th October 2022 – Whelans Upstairs, Dublin, Ireland
31st October 2022 – Hyde Park Book Club, Leeds, UK
1st November 2022 – Stereo, Glasgow, UK
3rd November 2022 – The Flapper, Birmingham, UK
4th November 2022 – Deaf Institute, Manchester, UK
5th November 2022 – OSLO, London, UK
6th November 2022 – The Exchange, Bristol, UK
8th November 2022 – 1999, Paris, France
9th November 2022 – Trix, Antwerp, Belgium
10th November 2022 – Paradiso, Amsterdam, Netherlands
11th November 2022 – Vera, Groningen, Netherlands
14th November 2022 – Cassiopeia, Berlin, Germany
15th November 2022 – Chapeau Rouge, Prague, Czech
16th November 2022 – Chelsea, Vienna, Austria
18th November 2022 – Bogen F, Zurich, Switzerland
19th November 2022 – Strom, Munich, Germany
20th November 2022 – MTC, Cologne, Germany
Tickets on sale 15th 10am local time – HERE
“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 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.
“Cancelled” is out now on Hassle Records.