The lead single from the EP, ‘Pleasure and Consequence ‘ is such an incredibly good song. And now there’s the clip. From the subtle editing at the beginning to the all out layering on top of layering towards the end, the clip resembles the track in style so freaking well. That and the black and white reflecting it’s dark brooding nature.
The boys are launching the new EP with a couple of shows. You can check them out next Saturday (November 3rd) at the Liberty Social down here in Melbourne. Tickets here.
If you’re in Sydney, you can check them out at GoodGod on Thursday November 8. Tickets here.
I was also lucky enough to have a chat with Jack, lead singer over on our sister site, mismatch.tv a little while ago too. Good read (if I don’t say so myself). Especially good if you haven’t seen the boys live before.
You may or may not have noticed that City Calm Down have signed to awesome local label I OH YOU (home to Bleeding Knees Club, Snakadaktal, DZ Deathrays etc). The boys are releasing a new EP, Movements on November 2nd, but we don’t need to wait that long to hear the first taste.
Up this morning on the bands soundcloud is ‘Pleasure and Consequence’, a real builder of a track (seems to be a theme). The track is broken up into two distinct halves – the first sounding reasonably sparse (if compared to the second) with a warm bass line, some nice padded synths and Jack’s wonderfully dark and brooding vocals. Then smack bang at 1:51 it brings in these amazing three note synth lines, some faint but incredibly uplifting horns and some atmospheric ‘ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh‘s. It’s the 2 minute 18 second long climax you could only ever wish was possible. BAM!