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CITY CALM DOWN
‘BLOOD’

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‘Blood’ is the first single to come from Melbourne’s City Calm Down since the release of their acclaimed debut album In A Restless House (2015).

Inspired by a standoff that vocalist and lyricist Jack Bourke had with a former employer over taking time off for touring, ‘Blood’ sees City Calm Down come storming back into the spotlight with all of the elements that the band have become so well loved for.  Opening with Bourke’s commanding baritone, the track explodes into the first chorus with Jeremy Sonnenberg (bass) and Lee Armstrong (drums) providing the dynamic shift and driving the song through the verses and bridge. Samuel Mullaly’s synth work, coupled with a belting horns section sees the song hit the final crescendo as Bourke manically repeats  “I’m the one who wants your blood!”.

As singer Jack Bourke explains, “the lyrics touch on how easy it is to isolate yourself from the people who matter to you by being too caught up in your own ambition and what you’re doing.  It seems these days it’s far easier to constantly work and in that way lose focus of the things that matter over the long term.”

‘Blood’ came to life in the depths of late night mid-week sessions, towards the end of recording album number two. Somewhat ironically, the lyrics reflect the sense of emotional exhaustion the band members were feeling by the time they finished recording the song. Not to let an opportunity go to waste, the band harnessed that sense of exhausted madness that arises in the deepest parts of the early morning, and pushed it to the front in the final chorus of the song, giving it a melodic and emotive depth they have become renowned for.

CITY CALM DOWN
BLOOD TOUR
With special guests to be announced
Presented by I OH YOU, Collective Artists and Five Four Entertainment
AUG/SEPT 2017

General public tickets on sale Friday 16 June, 10am (AEST)

Fri 25 Aug                  Rosemount | Perth, WA                                           (18+)
www.rosemounthotel.com.au & oztix.com.au

Sat 26 Aug                 Mojos | Fremantle, WA                                             (18+)
www.mojosbar.com.au & oztix.com.au

Fri 1 Sept                   170 Russell | Melbourne, VIC                                  (18+)
170russell.com & www.moshtix.com.au

Sat 2 Sept                  The Gov | Adelaide, SA                                            (18+)
www.thegov.com.au  & oztix.com.au

Fri 8 Sept                   Metro Theatre | Sydney, NSW                                 (18+)
metrotheatre.com.au & www.ticketek.com.au

Sat 16 Sept                The Triffid | Brisbane, QLD                                     (18+)
www.thetriffid.com.au & oztix.com.au

 

‘BLOOD’ IS OUT NOW THROUGH I OH YOU
AVAILABLE HERE http://smarturl.it/CCDBlood

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