Introducing: City Calm Down

Melbourne 4-piece building their own anthemic post-punk wall of sound...


Jack, Sam, Jeremy and Lee comprise the Australian indie architects known as City Calm Down. 

The Sound

Pure-post punk. British new wave influences; Joy Division and The Cure blend with nods to the work of Interpol & The National.

The Story 

Whilst still relatively unknown here in the UK, City Calm Down are already an established force to be reckoned with in their native Australia packing out venues across the country including Melbourne’s 1000-cap 170 Russell venue.

Their debut album In a Restless House was described by Rolling Stone Australia as “a sleek package of emotive dance-pop” and reached number 25 on the Australian album charts. The band are currently putting the finishing touches on their as-yet-untitled second album scheduled for release in early 2018.

We were honoured to hear a sneak peak into what that record holds when the band headlined the TicketWeb stage at Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen as part of The Great Escape’s First Fifty showcase.

Essential Tracks 

From the first record, the epic “Rabbit Run” is an essential listen: 

The band recently dropped the first single from their upcoming second album. Stream “In This Modern Land” below: 

Where can I see them Live? 

Check out upcoming City Calm Down shows including their performance at The Great Escape 2018 at 


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