City Calm Down / Mother Single + Video / Television LP released 23 August

I OH YOU Records


Australia’s CITY CALM DOWN have shared an incredible an incredible video for their new single MOTHER. Watch the 


MOTHER follows a string of huge singles from the four-piece – FLIGHT, STUCK (ON THE EASTERN) and the title track TELEVISION – and sees the band at their most anthemic and visceral, bringing into play the huge singalong nuances that make CITY CALM DOWN live shows so acclaimed. The video comes ahead of the new album TELEVISION, released on 23 August via the iconic I OH YOU Records.


In celebration of the album’s release, the band will be heading over to the UK and the EU for a headline tour in September and October, with tickets on sale now via




Wed            25            GLASGOW                        Oran Mor

Thu            26            NEWCASTLE                        Cluny 2

Fri            27            LEEDS                                    Brudenell Social Club

Sat            28            MANCHESTER                        Soup Kitchen

Mon            30            LONDON                        Electrowerkz




Tue            01            BRUSSELS                        Botanique Witloofbar

Wed            02            PARIS                                    Supersonic

Thu            03            AMSTERDAM                        Paradiso

Fri            04            BERLIN                                    Privatclub

Sat            05            BERLIN                                    Molotov Musikclub

Sun            06            COLOGNE                        MTC



TELEVISION is a short, sharp and focused album. Recorded at Grove Studios in New South Wales, it sees JACK BOURKE (vocals) SAM MULLALY (keyboards) JEREMY SONNENBERG (bass) and LEE ARMSTRONG (drums) chase something new, without hesitation or second thoughts. “After eleven years together, it felt like it was time to shake things up and really get out of our comfort zone,” says Jack.


CITY CALM DOWN stripped back their sound and focused their message: wake up, the world’s happening to you. Sonically, TELEVISION is a direct hit to the body, packed with punk energy and the band’s trademark emotional intensity. “We set out to make a record that would excite us,” explains Jack. “That meant drawing on influences we grew up listening to and first excited us as kids; bands like The Clash, T Rex, Talking Heads and The Smiths, and mixing those influences with artists we’ve come to love as we’ve grown up. We’re proud of how different this record is from everything else we’ve done.”





  • Television
  • Visions Of Graceland
  • Mother
  • Stuck (On The Eastern)
  • Lucy Bradley
  • Flight
  • Weatherman
  • A Seat In The Trees
  • New Year’s Eve
  • Cut The Wires                                    

Two albums and one EP in, CITY CALM DOWN’s accomplished songwriting has earned over 12 million streams on Spotify to date. Championed by Triple J in Australia – including a Like A Version that has generated almost half a million views on YouTube – the band’s ambitions have seen airplay on BBC Radio 1 and BBC 6 Music plus press coverage from the likes of NME, Rolling Stone, Stereogum, Clash, Consequence Of Sound, Indie Shuffle, The Independent and many more.


The list of singles is equally impressive: SON, RABBIT RUN, WANDERING, YOUR FIX and BORDER ON CONTROL from their 2015 assured debut IN A RESTLESS HOUSE; and BLOOD, IN THIS MODERN LAND, JOAN I’M DISAPPEARING and PRIDE from 2018’s unflinching ECHOES IN BLUE.







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