Wasting no time in following up last year’s angsty Late Teens debut album, Australian act Press Club announce their next effort Wasted Energy. Spearheaded by the recent ‘Get Better’ single, and including a terrifying account of singer Natalie Foster being stalked on ‘Thinking About You’, it promises to double down on what made their debut so compelling.
Limited Vinyl LP £19.49 HOFF314LPA
Limited edition, indies only transparent magenta vinyl LP on Hassle.
- Coloured vinyl
- Indies only
- Limited edition
Vinyl LP £18.49 HOFF314LPB
Black vinyl LP on Hassle.
CD £11.49 HOFF314CDA
CD on Hassle.
A blast of noughties nostalgia here from Melbourne group Press Club. 'Wasted Energy' is their sophomore album and it's a full-on assault of classic indie rock and pop-punk.
Singer Natalie Foster has a unique style and one that suits the music really nicely. She's got the ability to sound completely frantic but always keep it under control. This is doubly impressive considering that all the vocal parts were recorded in one take onto tape. I suppose this album reminds me a little of KT Tunstall's recent heavier material.
Musically this album isn't really doing anything new but it's pretty exhilarating in parts and who doesn't love angry vocals and chewy guitars? This album owes so much to the vocals and lyrics. 'Separate Houses' deals with a dissolving relationship, 'Twenty-Three' with grief, and 'Thinking About You' deals fearlessly with the terrifying experience Foster had of being stalked.
If you like fast, sharp guitar pop songs and enjoyed the Strokes when they were knocking about then you'll love 'Wasted Energy'.
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