Incendiary Melbourne quartet Gold Class have had a big week, returning with new single Twist In The Dark, a potent mix of punk grandiosity and reckless abandon produced by The Drones’ Gareth Liddiard, and being added to Mona’s Dark Mofo festival.
Last seen in Perth as part of a massive double bill with for Perth Festival (alongside South Korean trailblazers Jambinai), Twist In The Dark is Gold Class’ first release through new label Barely Dressed and comes alongside the announcement of a massive national tour taking in Mojos on Friday July 21 and The Bird on Saturday July 22.
Lead singer Adam Curley states that with the song he wanted to “push everything further” and the follow up to previous single Kids On Fire represents a leap forward from the band’s previous work in terms of sophistication, sonic clarity and hook after hook after hook.
Set to be on the road for much of 2017, Gold Class have been in lockdown working on new music, due later in 2017. In the meantime, Twist In the Dark will be released as a limited edition 12” single with a remix by genre-destroying electro-visual duo friendships.
Gold Class’s 2015 debut album, It’s You, was something of an underground sleeper, seeing the band short-listed for the Australian Music Prize and gathering momentum since.
Twist In The Dark is out now. Gold Class play Mojos on Friday July 21 and The Bird on Saturday July 22.