Melbourne gloom pop rockers City Calm Down have released the first taste of their sophomore album in the form of single Blood.
To commemorate the release City Calm Down are will be performing the new material on a seven date tour this August – being the first headlining tour the band have embarked on in a year.
Blood was inspired by an altercation with a former employee and is a play on the daily push and pull of balancing work life with writing, recording and touring commitments. Singer Jack Bourke explains…
“I ended up quitting my job. My boss was being inflexible but I was also being self absorbed, and the lyrics reflect that. They touch on the grind of work and 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.
“This is a place I feel we ended up towards the end of recording the album,” he continues. “We were running late-night recording sessions during the middle of the week when we all had work the following morning, and we were all just emotionally exhausted by the end. Not to let an opportunity go to waste, we really tried to capture that sense of madness in the final chorus.”
City Clam Down play Perth on Friday, August 25 at the Rosemount Hotel supported by The Cactus Channel. For all tour date info and to book tickets head to www.citycalmdown.com.