City Calm Down will release their much-anticipated third album Television on Friday 23 August. Pre-order the album now here.
Faster, simpler, tougher: This is City Calm Down like you’ve never heard them before.
To celebrate the news of the album’s release, last night the Melbourne outfit premiered huge new single ‘Stuck (On The Eastern)’ on triple j’s Good Nights. “Man, you’ll never reach the end,” sings frontman Jack Bourke. It’s a provocation to think, not follow.
City Calm Down stripped back their sound and focused their message: wake up, the world’s happening to you. Sonically, Television is a direct hit to the body, packed with both punk energy and City Calm Down’s trademark emotional intensity. It’s also the band’s finest work yet, following up 2018’s Echoes In Blue and their 2015 debut In A Restless House.
“We set out to make a record that would excite us,” explains Jack. “That meant drawing on influences we grew up listening to and first excited us as kids, bands like bands like The Clash, T.Rex, Midnight Oil, Talking Heads and The Smiths and mixing those influences with artists we’ve come to love as we’ve grown up.
“We’re proud of how different this record is from everything else we’ve done,” he continues.“And we’re f*cking excited to put it out!”