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CITY CALM DOWN
‘IN THIS MODERN LAND’
 (I OH YOU)

I OH YOU is thrilled to share ‘In This Modern Land’ – the new single from Melbourne four-piece City Calm Down, and the latest track to be revealed from the band’s highly anticipated second album.

Two years on from their surefooted debut In A Restless House, Jack Bourke (vocals), Sam Mullaly (synths/keys), Jeremy Sonnenberg (bass) and Lee Armstrong (drums/percussion) return with the band’s latest offering: soaring synths and horns, an exuberant, bold crescendo, all cemented by Bourke’s striking, unmistakable baritone – heavy and as haunted as your conscience.

In ‘In This Modern Land’, frontman Bourke adopts the perspective of a person coming to terms with, and perhaps embracing, their own social isolation. Contrasted with the soaring instrumentation and melodies, the lyrics highlight the growing disconnect between Bourke and his surroundings.

Recorded in Melbourne with long-time producer Malcolm Beasley (Northeast Party House, Client Liaison, The Creases), expect an album that explores the emotional idiosyncrasies of our modern, changing world, rendered in glistening keyboards, chugging guitars and triumphant horns. Says singer Burke of the band’s forthcoming record:

In producing this album, we wanted to introduce new musical ideas whilst retaining the many production qualities and melancholic tension present on In A Restless House. It was difficult getting the balance right between stepping too far to the left and repeating ourselves. We certainly learnt a lot as a group.”

With multiple sold-out tours and major festivals (Splendour In The Grass, The Great Escape, Falls), City Calm Down have also performed with alt-J, CHVRCHES, Bombay Bicycle Club, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs + more. In Feb 2018 they’ll undertake another national trek as part of Laneway Festival.

Before then, in celebration of their new single the band will head to the UK and France this month – dates below.

CITY CALM DOWN
NOVEMBER 2017
Tickets on sale now via www.citycalmdown.com.

Thu 23 Nov                Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen | London, UK    (18+)
Sat 25 Nov                 Supersonic | Paris, FR                                                   (18+)
Mon 27 Nov               The Old Blue Last | London, UK                                 (18+)
Tue 28 Nov                Soup Kitchen | Manchester, UK                             (18+)
Wed 29 Nov               Stereo | Glasgow, UK                                                 (18+)

‘IN THIS MODERN LIFE’ IS OUT NOW THROUGH I OH YOU –
AVAILABLE HERE

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