Gold Class are heading back to the UK for the second time as part of a wider European tour that will see them play eight dates across six countries.
The Australian band, whose last London show was at Camden’s Lock Tavern in April, return to the city on 26 October with a performance at The Victoria.
The Melbourne-based group came together quickly during 2014 when guitarist Evan James Purdey teamed up with two classmates, drummer Mark Hewitt and singer Adam Curley, to work on some song ideas he’d recorded. They quickly recruited Jon Shub, who worked in a bar with Purdey and Curley, on bass and set about writing music, with each member responsible for their own parts.
Within a year of forming, the band went into Head Gap Studio in Melbourne with producer Simon Grounds. Four days later they walked out with the 10 songs that make up their debut album, ‘It’s You’.
“We write everything together in a small room, which is a recipe for tantrums, but we also look out for each other’s interests and we’re pretty dedicated to that way of working,” explains Curley.
“The album was intended to be a document of the live set we wrote in a short amount of time, recorded quickly and released soon after. It’s our opening statement as a band in a way.”
This month the band have returned to the studio to record a single with producer Aaron Cupples (The Drones, Blanck Mass) that will be released late in August.