Get ready for City Calm Down’s national tour with this special guest mix
Purveyors of the finest heartfelt and emotional electronic rock we’ve heard in a long, long time, CITY CALM DOWN are now synonymous with songs that can bring you to your knees, or bring more than a few tears to your eyes. After the release of their debut album, In A Restless House, last year, and consequent world domination from that record, the four-piece went onto become one of 2016’s most loved acts. Now, before they gear up for album #2, the band are heading back out on the road for one last round.
Having just dropped brand new visuals for their latest single, ‘Blood,’ today, if this is anything at all to go by for what we can expect to come from future City Calm Down releases, we’re in for a treat. Written by Jack Bourke about ultimately quitting his day job because of ongoing clashes with touring schedules, he said, “My boss was being inflexible but I was also being self absorbed, and the lyrics reflect that. They touch on the grind of work and how easy it is to isolate yourself from the people who matter to you by being too caught up in your own ambition and what you’re doing.”
With their Fremantle leg already sold out, Melbourne on its final release of tickets, and the rest of the cities not far behind, this is Australia’s final chance to see City Calm Down perform their In A Restless House record (as well as some new stuff), all while playing at some of the country’s most loved venues. And, as if it was even needed, to get everyone even more excited, the band have put together a rare and very special mix to see us through to their tour!
Im / Ex – Ceramic Hello
Wild Ambitions – Yellow Magic Orchestra
Hay Que Correr – Chico Mann
Bad Timing – The Metronomes
Eisbar – Grauzone
Gong Bath – Slow Riffs
Ballo-Balla- Roland Young
Pains – Silk Rhodes
You can hear this mix live on FBi Radio from 5-6pm this Saturday (94.5 FM or listen online). Catch City Calm Down at the below dates!
CITY CALM DOWN – BLOOD TOUR
Presented by I OH YOU, Collective Artists and Five Four Entertainment
Tickets on sale 10am AEST, Friday 16 June
With special guests The Cactus Channel
For more tour info, click here
Sat 26 Aug | Mojos, Fremantle, WA (18+)
Image: Mclean Stephenson
Words by Emma Jones