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INTRODUCING: MELBOURNE BAND PRESS CLUB - DEBUT SINGLE 'HEADWRECK' & MELBOURNE SHOW
BY Danae Effern | 12-May-2017
Frenetic and Raw. Melbourne’s Press Club is the coming together of four Brunswick natives. Their roots lay in a city in a state of flux, experiencing decay, demolition and development on a mass scale. Press Club is the musical embodiment of the attitude of a generation experiencing impermanence in every way.
Fast, straight to the point and up in your face ‘Headwreck’ is the first taste of what is to come from Press Club. Two minutes and thirty seconds of commanding punk. Self produced, ‘Headwreck’ was recorded on a sweltering 40-degree day, the band dripping wet in the studio. It’s about a place we’ve all been. In a relationship with someone that doesn’t treat you right, doesn’t respect you. It’s a call to arms to respect yourself, to demand more. “Keeping all these changes in my head it's alright // one day I'll make it to the end of the line // I'm not gonna give up easy I'll give everything I know”.
Shot in a Collingwood warehouse, the video for ‘Headwreck’ saw the band enlist the help of two mates, Nick Manuell and Will Maconachie, to create a video that captures the band’s brash energy and embody how the song was recorded: live and in one take.
Press Club is vocalist Natalie Foster, guitarist and engineer Greg Rietwyk, bassist Iain Macrae and drummer Frank Lees. A brand new band in town, Press Club have only played a handful of shows, supporting West TheBarton Brothel Party, The Pretty Littles and Tired Lion.
‘Headwreck’ the first single from Press Club independently released and available now. Press Club play Melbourne’s Old Bar on Saturday July 8th with Darts and Rad Island.
"Melbourne outfit Press Club are one of the most exciting bands kicking around on the live music scene at the moment – their unbridled, raw energy already captivating audiences at the mere handful of shows they’ve performed thus far." Music Feeds
"By the time you’ve reached the 0:05sec mark of Melbourne punk outfit Press Club’s staggeringly good debut video for their debut single ‘Headwreck,’ you’ve already been kicked in the gut and sent hurtling across the other side of the room." Blerg