City Calm Down share new single ‘Flight’ ahead of UK tour

Australia’s CITY CALM DOWN have shared their new single FLIGHT from their forthcoming third album TELEVISION. You can listen to it here:

FLIGHT follows the recent singles STUCK (ON THE EASTERN) and TELEVISION and once again sees the band work with producer Burke Reid [Courtney Barnett, The Drones, Julia Jacklin] to create something remarkably present and vital.

Last month saw CITY CALM DOWN announce their long awaited third album, TELEVISION, which will be released on 23 August via I OH YOU. Pre-order link:

In celebration of the album’s release, the band will be heading over to the UK and the EU for a headline tour in September and October, with tickets on sale now via


Wed 25 GLASGOW Oran Mor

Thu 26 NEWCASTLE Cluny 2

Fri 27 LEEDS Brudenell Social Club

Sat 28 MANCHESTER Soup Kitchen

Mon 30 LONDON Electrowerkz


Tue 01 BRUSSELS Botanique Witloofbar

Wed 02 PARIS Supersonic

Thu 03 AMSTERDAM Paradiso

Fri 04 BERLIN Privatclub

Sat 05 BERLIN Molotov Musikclub


TELEVISION is a short, sharp and focused album. Recorded at Grove Studios in New South Wales, it sees JACK BOURKE (vocals) SAM MULLALY (keyboards) JEREMY SONNENBERG (bass) and LEE ARMSTRONG (drums) chase something new, without hesitation or second thoughts. “After eleven years together, it felt like it was time to shake things up and really get out of our comfort zone,” says Jack.

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 punk energy and the band’s trademark emotional intensity. “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 The Clash, T Rex, 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.”


· Television

· Visions Of Graceland

· Mother

· Stuck (On The Eastern)

· Lucy Bradley

· Flight

· Weatherman

· A Seat In The Trees

· New Year’s Eve

· Cut The Wires

Two albums and one EP in, CITY CALM DOWN’s accomplished songwriting has earned over 12 million streams on Spotify to date. Championed by Triple J in Australia – including a Like A Version that has generated almost half a million views on YouTube – the band’s ambitions have seen airplay on BBC Radio 1 and BBC 6 Music plus press coverage from the likes of NME, Rolling Stone, Stereogum, Clash, Consequence Of Sound, Indie Shuffle, The Independent and many more.

The list of singles is equally impressive: SON, RABBIT RUN, WANDERING, YOUR FIX and BORDER ON CONTROL from their 2015 assured debut IN A RESTLESS HOUSE; and BLOOD, IN THIS MODERN LAND, JOAN I’M DISAPPEARING and PRIDE from 2018’s unflinching ECHOES IN BLUE.


Danny Peart
Editor / Live Music Photographer / Journalist at Soundcheck-Live

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