Incendiary Melbourne quartet Gold Class are Barely Dressed Records newest signing. Gold Class’s 2015 debut album, It’s You, was something of an underground sleeper, seeing the band short-listed for the Australian Music Prize and sending them off to tour the USA and Europe throughout 2016. At home, the band continued to sell out shows and were welcomed by festival crowds, including those at Splendour In The Grass and Golden Plains.
Set to be on the road for much of 2017, Gold Class have been in lockdown working on new music, due later in 2017. We couldn’t be more excited.
Twist In The Dark (2017)
Gold Class return with new single Twist In The Dark, a potent mix of punk grandiosity and reckless abandon, produced by The Drone’s Gareth Liddiard. It will be released as a limited edition 12” single with a remix by genre-destroying electro-visual duo friendships. Rarely has punk music been so danceable; pounding toms and bass that open into a churning guitar melody and Adam Curley’s booming and rhythmic voice, the track holds its breathless momentum until the final beat. Lead singer Curley states that with the song he wanted to “push everything further” and it certainly represents a giant leap forward from the band’s previous work in terms of sophistication, sonic clarity and hook after hook after hook.