CITY CALM DOWN – SIGN TO I OH YOU RECORDS
Before I committed to dropping out of university and officially making I OH YOU my full time “job”, I used to be the night manager of a club in Melbourne. One dreary winter’s night I saw an act take the stage like an icy wind and snap the audience out of their stupor. The band I saw that night was City Calm Down and I’m thrilled to let you know that they’ve signed to I OH YOU and will be releasing a new EP titled “Movements” on the 2nd of November.
For three years City Calm Down have honed their sound into an impressive mix of haunting vocal melodies, grimy synth sounds and charging bass lines, all of which combine to create the dark pop songs showcased on the “Movements” EP.
Their individuality and skill has not gone unnoticed over the past few years, resulting in them being invited to share stages with acts such as Faithless, Miami Horror, Bag Raiders, Last Dinosaurs and also open the main stage of Good Vibrations 2011 in Melbourne.
Having been bunkered down with producer (and our good friend!) Malcolm Besley (Snakadaktal, Gold Fields) to track and mix the forthcoming EP over the past three weeks, I don’t think we could be anymore excited to show you what the band has come up with. With that in mind, we’re happy to give you a little taster of what’s to come in the form of the title track from the “Movements” EP (YouTube link below). It’s a notable interlude in the EP and it gives you a glimpse into the brooding world of City Calm Down.
City Calm Down’s “Movements” EP will hit shelves (both physical and digital) on the 2nd of November 2012 through I OH YOU.