Melbourne, Australia’s heavy hitting punk band Press Club is frenetic and raw — four Brunswick friends coming together. Their underlying roots were in a city that was crumbling and developing on a mass scale all at the same time. That frenetic and raw sound is a solid and impressive musical embodiment of an entire generation that’s experiencing impermanence in every way.

Press Club is gearing up to release their new album, Wasted Energy, next Friday, August 16th. It serves as the follow-up to their incredibly successful debut album, Late Teens. The new record shows Press Club at their best and flexing all of their muscles: the fuzz-addled, kicked-in speaker bass of Iain MacRae, the thick guitar tones of Greg Rietwyk, the ferocious drumming of Frank Lees, and an impressively emotional performance from Natalie Foster. You can pre-order Wasted Energy here.

Today, Substream is excited to team up with Press Club to debut their new single, “New Year’s Eve” and it’s accompanying video showing the recording process. Check it out below.


Press Club is set to head out on their biggest headlining tour of the U.K. to date, including stops at Reading & Leeds Festivals. All of this continues to build on an overwhelmingly success tour earlier this year, in which they played sold out shows in London, Zurich, Edinburgh, and more.

Check out the full list of their upcoming U.K. tour dates below, as well as the artwork and track-listing for Wasted Energy.


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  1. Separate Houses
  2. Dead or Dying
  3. Thinking About You
  4. Chosen Ones
  5. Obsessing
  6. Get Better
  7. Behave
  8. New Year’s Eve
  9. How Can It Not Be Love?
  10. I’m In Hell
  11. Same Mistakes
  12. Twenty-Three

Tour dates:

Aug 3 – Woolly Mammoth Festival, Adelaide

Aug 22 – The Parish, Huddersfield UK

Aug 23 – Reading Festival, Reading UK

Aug 24 – Leeds Festival, Leeds UK

Aug 25 – Greenbelt Festival, Northamptonshire UK

Aug 27 – Redrum, Stafford UK

Aug 28 – Bodega, Nottingham UK

Aug 29 – Surf Cafe, Newcastle UK

Aug 30 – Broadcast, Glasgow UK

Aug 31 – Night People, Manchester UK

Sep 3 – Annie’s, Worcester UK

Sep 4 – Bermuda Bob’s Hi-Fi, Norwich UK

Sep 5 – New Cross Inn, London UK

Sep 6 – Prince Albert, Brighton UK

Sep 8 – Cinetol, Amsterdam NL

Sep 10 – Haldern Pop Bar, Haldern DE

Sep 11 – Sonic Ballroom, Cologne DE

Sep 12 – Alte Hackerei, Karlsruhe DE

Sep 13 – Dynamo, Zurich CH

Sep 14 – Strom, Munich DE

Sep 15 – Cross Club, Prague CZ

Sep 18 – Stengade – Copenhagen DK

Sep 19 & Friday Sep 20 – Reeperbahn, Hamburg DE

Sep 21 – Vera, Groningen NL