City Calm Down release new single 'In This Modern Land'

City Calm Down have revealed their latest single ‘In This Modern Land’, the latest track to be revealed from the band’s highly anticipated second album.
 
Two years on from their surefooted debut In A Restless House, Jack Bourke (vocals), Sam Mullaly (synths/keys), Jeremy Sonnenberg (bass) and Lee Armstrong (drums/percussion) return with the band’s latest offering: soaring synths and horns, an exuberant, bold crescendo, all cemented by Bourke’s striking, unmistakable baritone – heavy and as haunted as your conscience.
 
In ‘In This Modern Land’, frontman Bourke adopts the perspective of a person coming to terms with, and perhaps embracing, their own social isolation. Contrasted with the soaring instrumentation and melodies, the lyrics highlight the growing disconnect between Bourke and his surroundings.
 
Since the band’s early Movements EP and acclaimed 2015 follow-up, City Calm Down have paved the way for their upcoming second album (which will see its worldwide release in early 2018) with a run of singles notching up over four million streams, multiple spots on Hype Machine, spins on Beats 1, high rotation and a coveted Feature Album spot on national youth broadcaster triple j.
 
Recorded in Melbourne with long-time producer Malcolm Beasley (Northeast Party House, Client Liaison, The Creases), expect an album that explores the emotional idiosyncrasies of our modern, changing world, rendered in glistening keyboards, chugging guitars and triumphant horns. Says singer Burke of the band’s forthcoming record:
 
“In producing this album, we wanted to introduce new musical ideas whilst retaining the many production qualities and melancholic tension present on In A Restless House. It was difficult getting the balance right between stepping too far to the left and repeating ourselves. We certainly learnt a lot as a group.”
 
With multiple sold-out tours and major festivals (Splendour In The Grass, The Great Escape, Falls), City Calm Down have also performed with alt-J, CHVRCHES, Bombay Bicycle Club, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs + more. In Feb 2018 they’ll undertake another national trek as part of Laneway Festival.
 
CITY CALM DOWN
UK/FRANCE TOUR DATES
NOVEMBER 2017

TICKETS ON SALE NOW
Available via citycalmdown.com

Thursday 23 November
Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen | London, UK
18+

Saturday 25 November
Supersonic | Paris, FR
18+

Monday 27 November
The Old Blue Last | London, UK
18+

Tuesday 28 November
Soup Kitchen | Manchester, UK
18+

Wednesday 29 November
Stereo | Glasgow, UK
18+

PERFORMING AT LANEWAY FESTIVAL 2018 (Australia only)
Tickets available at lanewayfestival.com

AUSTRALIA DATES

Friday 2 February
Harts Mill | Adelaide, SA
16+ 

Saturday 3 February
Footscray Comm. Arts Centre & Rivers Edge | Melbourne, VIC
16+ 

Sunday 4 February
Sydney College of the Arts | Rozelle, NSW
16+     

Saturday 10 February
Brisbane Showgrounds | Bowen Hills, QLD
16+

Sunday 11 February
Esplanade Reserve & West End | Fremantle, WA
16+