Australia’s Press Club are a four-piece driven by a love for tunes that dig deep into the heart of life, soundtracked by rapturous levels of melody. Fronting this glorious cacophony is Nat Foster.
“It’s a bit surreal because as soon as we recorded the first album, our heads immediately went to ‘Alright, let’s write the next album!’,” she marvels over the phone. “That was quite a while ago now so it’s interesting, [but] it’s fun! It’s exciting having this opportunity to have this thing that we’ve worked so hard on to get to new people in a different country.”
A couple of years ago, for roughly six weeks, they burrowed themselves away, spending time working out exactly who they, as Press Club, are. Out of the forty songs they penned, these were then honed and crafted into the dozen that makes up their debut album, ‘Late Teens’. But that was just the beginning.
Press Club, completed by guitarist Greg Rietwyk, bassist Iain McRae and drummer Frank Lees, signed to Hassle Records last year, which means ‘Late Teens’ is reaching far further than the four friends ever thought possible.
“When we got into the room and started playing heavier and faster music, I sang louder and sung faster, and got a bit angrier,” Nat smirks. “It felt natural; it felt easy.”