Incendiary Melbourne four piece Gold Class have announced their new album titled Drum – set for release on Friday 18 August via Barely Dressed Records / Remote Control Records. The band has also shared a video for their first single off the record – ‘Twist In The Dark.’ Premiered last night via DIY Mag.
Drum is the bold second album from Gold Class. The follow-up to 2015 debut It’s You, Drum is a vivid and assured document of a band hitting its stride while also displaying the complexity and scars of a life since lived. Recorded at Melbourne’s Head Gap studios and Tropical Fuck Storm Studios and produced by Gareth Liddiard of The Drones, Drum sees Gold Class explore new sonic territory.
Commenting on the album title, Adam Curley (lead singer) says “Drum is primitive. It’s physical. It’s the beat of your heart. It’s immediate. It comes from the past, but it also beckons to something in the future.” It holds other dualities, too – submission and authority; repetition and propulsion. And yet at its core, it’s just something you can dance to.
Pre-order Drum here
Watch ‘Twist In The Dark’ video:
Formed in 2014 by a union of workmates and friends from a Melbourne bar and creative-writing course,Gold Class’ string of lean, explosive live shows culminated in It’s You – a distillation of the then-fledgling group’s wiry punk, carried by Curley’s booming baritone and themes of personal politics, sexuality and identity. The album was shortlisted for the Australian Music Prize and saw Gold Class play sold out shows across Australia and London, local festivals Golden Plains and Splendour in The Grass, as well as international sets at SXSW in 2016, and The Great Escape, London Calling andPrimavera Sound earlier this year.
In July Gold Class will embark on a headline Australian tour. Catch them at the following venues:
Gold Class AUS/NZ JULY 2017
Saturday 1 July – Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane – selling fast
Thursday 6 July – Grace Emily, Adelaide
Saturday 8 July – Corner Hotel, Melbourne – sold out
Saturday 15 July – Lansdowne Hotel, Sydney – selling fast
Friday 21 July – Mojo’s Fremantle
Saturday 22 July – The Bird, Perth
Door sales only
Friday 28 July – Whammy Bar, Auckland NZ
Saturday 29 July – Caroline, Wellington NZ
Saturday 5 August – Castlemaine, Theatre Royal – sold out
with The Peep Tempel & RVG – Tickets here
Gold Class – Drum
Twist In The Dark
Thinking Of Strangers
We Were Never Too Much
Place We Go
Gold Class – Drum is out Friday 18 August via Barely Dressed / Remote Control Records.