Strawberry Visions, Yours & Owls and Little Giant Agency presents
Strawberry Boogie July w/ Press Club // Special Guests Tickets
8:00pm, Thu 26 July, 2018
University of Wollongong UniBar, NSW
Strawberry Boogie - str b( )ri/ bu i/ 1. 'A celebration of local creative culture'
Strawberry Boogie returns for another month. For anyone who hasn't attended a Boogie before, we have two core aims. Firstly, to celebrate the melting pot of creativity that exists within our local realm. Giving a platform to exhibit these art forms in front of like-minded rabble, we have welcomed everything from live art, cinematography, visual mixing and independent fashion to interactive concept installations.
This month we welcome one of our personal favourite headliners to date, Melbourne's Press Club.
w/ very special guests:
Live Creative Line-Up - to be announced in full.
Seemingly with contempt for staying still, PRESS CLUB return home from their eight-week national tour with The Smith Street Band to announce their own Australian headline tour.
With their newfound love of airport security, tarmac and cheap motels, the band will tour the Eastern seaboard in support of their debut album LATE TEENS and the patronymic fourth single taken from it.
'Late Teens' is paired with a music video comprised of footage of Australia. From desert to cane fields, The Enmore to Gracetown. It was captured entirely on their most recent tour of the country and made by the band themselves in the back seat of vans and airport gate lounges. Watch it here.
LATE TEENS, the album was written over six weeks when bassist Iain MacRae's house was converted into a temporary song-writing sweatshop where the band wrote forty songs that were distilled into the dozen that make up the track list. 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. The album was recorded truly live over one week at The Aviary studios, Abbotsford with guitarist, Greg Rietwyk, at the helm. The band used minimal over dubs to create an unadulterated, and as honest record as possible. One of Australia's truly independent bands, PRESS CLUB continue on their unsigned, unbridled romp in 2018.
"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
"The face-blasting first offering....a raw, but clean, capture of energy and the band's clear no-bullshit approach. What a bloody exciting introduction." Rolling Stone Australia