13 July, 2017

City Calm Down – ‘Blood’

Last month, City Calm Down returned to the airwaves with a bold new single ‘Blood‘ – inspired by the struggle of balancing a day job and touring commitments.

Now, the band rebel the constraints with a perfect visual representation of balancing 9-5-work-lyf with recording-a-new-album lyf. Directed by McLean Stephenson, lead singer Jack Bourke explains “We were running late-night recording sessions during the middle of the week when we all had work the following morning, and we were all just emotionally exhausted by the end. Not to let an opportunity go to waste, we really tried to capture that sense of madness in the final chorus.”

For a track motivated by fatigue, however, it’s surprisingly energetic, saturated with a formidable combination of driven drums, post-punk bass, melodic guitars and Bourke’s repeated cries of “I’m the one who wants your blood.”

You’ll be able to hear the song performed live for the first time this September when CCD road test some new material on their national tour hitting six capital cities. Bourke previously shared word that upcoming record will mark a clear departure from their previous work. If the ecstatically punchy ‘Blood’ is anything to go by, we look forward to hearing what all of City Calm Down’s hard work will lead to next. All tickets on sale now – and Perth has already sold out.

Tour dates

Fri 25 Aug
Perth
Sat 26 Aug
Perth
Mojos 18+
Fri 1 Sep
Melbourne
Sat 2 Sep
Adelaide
The Gov 18+
Fri 8 Sep
Sydney
Sat 16 Sep
Brisbane
Triffid 18+