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Melbourne Post-Punk Outfit Gold Class Announce Shows With Yukon Era (+ Share New Single)

Melbourne Post-Punk Outfit Gold Class Announce Shows With Yukon Era (+ Share New Single)

Wednesday 3rd May, 2017 3:30PM

Melbourne post-punk foursome Gold Class have lined up a two-date tour on this side of the Tasman for July that will see them joined by local favourites Yukon Era. Having released their excellent debut LP It's You in 2015 via Spunk Records, Gold Class have had their head down in the studio working on their follow-up record, which is being produced by The Drones' founding member Gareth Liddard and as a taster of things to come the group have today let loose potent new single ‘Twist In The Dark’. Check out the tour dates below while you sink your teeth into the new track...

Gold Class and Yukon Era

Friday 28th July, Whammy Bar, Auckland
Saturday 29th July, Caroline, Wellington

Tickets available HERE at UTR and in-store at Flying Out (Auckland) and Slow Boat/RPM (Wellington)

Here's the brand new track 'Twist In The Dark' from Gold Class...

And here's Yukon Era's cut 'Tongue' which they released earlier this year...


Melbourne post-rockers Gold Class & Auckland favourites Yukon Era have announced two co-headlining shows in Auckland and Wellington in late July this year.

Increasingly known at home and abroad for their powerful live shows, Gold Class’s on-stage presence is captured in the erupting song. Lyrically, ‘Twist In The Dark’ lays out an inner conflict that speaks to larger concerns. “The stars are all turned up and off and up and off,” Curley sings, hinting at a desire for transformation, for liberation, to both run from the past and to rush forward.

Set to be on the road for much of 2017, Gold Class have been in lockdown working on new music, due later in 2017. “Twist In The Dark” is produced by Gareth Liddiard, better known for fronting and producing boundary-pushing records for his own band, The Drones.

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 was welcomed by festival crowds, including those at Splendour In The Grass and Golden Plains.

Named as one of the Top 8 Kiwi Guitar Tracks of 2016 by Impose Magazine [US], Yukon Era are: 'Old-fashioned rock and roll cut from the same cloth as Polvo and Fugazi – embedded with a hint of classic kiwi jangle. ‘A post-punk band on the rise, with the confidence and skill to make it big.'

Hailing from Auckland NZ, the four piece post punk band are one of the youngest bands to perform at St Jerome’s Laneway Festival. The boys have just completed a 15 date NZ/AUS tour, seeing them sell out four shows in NZ, supporting their latest single ‘Tongue’ which reached #3 on the NZ Alternative charts. Their first self titled EP garnered attention from Noisey and Tone Deaf and their second EP - Consume & Scratch – attracting interest to the band from The New Zealand Herald, Impose Magazine, Sniffers, and The Wireless.


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Fri 28th Jul
Whammy Bar, Auckland
Sat 29th Jul
Caroline, Wellington

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