Gold Class Touring with Thurston Moore & Golden Plains

A while back we announced that local legends  Gold Class have joined our roster. The boys have been kicking goals left, right and centre recently with a HUGE sold-out show at The Tote, shows with PVT and now touring nationally with Thurston Moore (Sonic Youth) and playing everyone’s favourite festival – Golden Plains

 

Gold Class formed quickly. Guitarist Evan James Purdey recruited fellow creative-writing students Mark Hewitt (drums) and Adam Curley (vocals) to elaborate on guitar ideas he’d recorded to a Dictaphone over the course of a summer. Jon Shub, who worked late-night bar shifts with Purdey and Curley and who builds and fixes guitars out of a workshop in northern Melbourne, made an instrument for himself and joined on bass. The initial philosophy was simple: each member would write his own parts with reverence given to the whole.   

 

In the autumn of 2015, Gold Class went into Melbourne’s Head Gap Studio for four days with producer Simon Grounds (GOD, Twerps) to record ten songs to tape. The result is the band’s debut album, ‘It’s You’, led by first single ‘Life as a Gun’, with its firing lyrical offering, “You can hold your finger on the trigger.” Elsewhere on the record, political protest meets Australian kosmische; proud perversion rubs against lo-fi jangle, and outsider longings become rallying choruses as Gold Class play out the push-and-pull of their first album’s title.

 

GOLD CLASS TOUR DATES

Thursday 05 November 2015 – Newtown Social Club, Sydney, NSW

w/ PVT

Tickets: newtownsc.ticketscout.com.au

Saturday 28 November – Curtain Bandroom, Melbourne, VIC

‘It’s You’ Vinyl Launch

Tickets: johncurtinhotel.com

Friday 04 December – The Foundary, Brisbane, QLD

‘It’s You’ Vinyl Launch

Tickets: thefoundry.oztix.com.au

Saturday 05 December 2015 – Metro Theatre, Sydney, NSW

w/ Thurston Moore

Tickets: ticketek.com.au 

Monday 07 December 2015  – Old Museum, Brisbane, QLD

w/ Thurston Moore

Tickets: oldmuseum.org

Thursday 10 December – Prince Bandroom, Melbourne, VIC

w/ Thurston Moore

Tickets: oztix.com.au

Saturday 12 March 2016 – Golden Plains, VIC

Tickets: www.2016.goldenplains.com.au