Album ‘Drum’ due Aug 18th via Felte
London & Brighton shows this Sept
Photo credit: Izzie Austin
Today Australian four-piece Gold Class have shared their video for “Get Yours”, taken from their upcoming album ‘Drum‘, which is due Aug 18th via Felte. The band will play UK shows in Brighton & London this September.
The video was directed by Defero Productions and was filmed at a recent sold out show at The Corner Hotel in Melbourne, Australia.
In the words of singer Adam Curley “‘Get Yours’ was the first of the lyrics I wrote for the album. It’s fairly clearly a break-up song, about wanting someone to come back for you, to not leave you in the dust. But I think I was looking for something in myself that knew it was ok to be in the dust, too”
Watch & listen to “Get Yours” here
Drum is the bold second album from Gold Class. The follow-up to 2015 debut It’s You, Drum is a brasher, vivid widescreen account of a band hitting its stride while betraying the complex signs and scars of a life since lived.
Formed in 2014 by a union of workmates and friends from a Melbourne bar and creative-writing course, Gold Class’ string of lean, explosive live shows culminated in It’s You – a distillation of the then-fledgling group’s wiry punk, carried by Curley’s booming baritone and themes of personal politics, sexuality and identity. The album was shortlisted for the Australian Music Prize and nominated for an Age award, and saw Gold Class play sold out shows across Australia and London, at local festivals Golden Plains and Splendor in The Grass, as well as international sets at SXSW, London Calling and Primavera Sound.
Recorded at Melbourne’s Head Gap studios and produced by Gareth Liddiard of The Drones, Drum sees Gold Class explore new territory in both songwriting and sonics. Liddiard was instructive in helping the band capture these new moods. “We wanted to take a risk,” says Curley. “He was the one person everyone felt could do something interesting with the album.”
Drum distils the messy scope of life into a brave, sometimes brutal but beautiful new document. Whatever will come, the beat – at least – goes on.
See Gold Class live:
18.09- Paris, FR @ Le Pop Up du Label
20-23.09 Hamburg, DE @ Reeperbahn Festival
23.09 Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso Noord
25.09 Brighton UK @ The Joker
26/09 London, UK @ Moth Club
01. Twist In The Dark (stream | video)
02. Rose Blind (stream)
03. Get Yours (stream)
04. Trouble Fun
06. Thinking Of Strangers
07. We Were Never Too Much
09. Place We Go