Melbourne’s CITY CALM DOWN have revealed a live video for their stunning single ‘Joan, I’m Disappearing’. The clip comes ahead of the band’s new album ‘Echoes in Blue’ which will be released via I Oh You / Mushroom Group on 6th April, shortly followed by a UK visit which will see the band perform at The Great Escape Festival, Gold Sounds as well as headline shows across the country.
‘Joan, I’m Disappearing‘ follows on perfectly from the recent release of ‘In This Modern Land‘ late last year, which gave an exciting taste of what’s to come from their second full release, and earned the band accolades from the likes of Radio 1, 6 Music, NME, The 405, Dork Magazine, Triple J, Stereogum, and many more.
Of the new single, front man Jack Bourke explained: “‘Joan…’ is about coming to terms with the dissolution of a long-term relationship and how neglect ultimately led to its breakdown.”
You can watch the new live video at the following link and the official video revealed last month is here
Echoes In Blue is City Calm Down’s most sweeping, universal material to date. Anchoring the album’s epic pop drive is the band’s accomplished songwriting, which catalogues the mounting anxieties of our age with an unflinching eye. As more of our daily life becomes pressurised to meet endless round-the-clock demands, City Calm Down meditate on what’s being lost in that transaction – and why it matters.
Speaking about the album, the band added: “Echoes In Blue is not concerned with answering questions as much as it is with asking them. It is interested in the reality of being spread too thin, of being unable to shut out the noise, where we’re told to buy a house, with a mountain of debt, and do what we love, to be passionate and driven, whilst also making enough time for our wife or husband, boyfriend or girlfriend, for our children, parents and friends. Has life ever been more exciting or more artificial? Why are we so connected yet feel so alone? Perhaps, in all this excitement, we forget to be bored and examine ourselves a little more closely. Or maybe we should just embrace the rage.”
City Calm Down will return to the UK for an extensive string of shows that will see them perform multiple times at this year’s The Great Escape Festival, Gold Sounds Festival as well as headline dates in both the UK and Europe. Full dates are below.
17 Brighton The Great Escape
20 Leeds Gold Sounds
21 Glasgow King Tuts
23 Manchester Deaf Institute
24 London The Borderline
25 Amsterdam London Calling: Paradiso
26 Hamburg Nochtwache
28 Berlin Privatclub