From conception in a garage in the Melbourne suburb of Brunswick, Press Club are the musical embodiment of the attitude of a generation experiencing impermanence in every way. Frenetic and raw, the band’s long awaited debut album, Late Teens, was self produced, recorded, mixed and independently released. Late Teens was recorded over six weeks when bassist Iain MacRae’s house was converted into a temporary songwriting sweatshop, where the band wrote forty songs that were distilled into the dozen that make up the track list on Late Teens. Relying upon the experiences of their friends and people they know as subject matter, Late Teens thematically approaches displacement, relationships, internal turmoil, gentrification and inequality.
Press Club is Natalie Foster (vocals), Greg Rietwyk (guitar, engineer), Iain Macrae (bass) and Frank Lees (drums). A relatively new band, Press Club have racked up over 90 shows since their first in February 2017 and amassing a supports resumé from Hell including playing alongside the formidable new wave of Australian bands WAAX, Slowly Slowly and Tired Lion. Not to mention gracing the stages at some of Australia’s finest festivals; Falls Festival, Festival of the Sun, NYE On The Hill and more.
“It would be easy to pigeonhole the group to a fast-moving punk act, but right from the start, Late Teens proves that there’s a whole lot more to Press Club.” – The Music