PRESS CLUB rocket out of the gates, giving us the first taste of new songwriting in over twelve months. ‘GET BETTER’ is a helter-skelter, 2:45 song of two halves. A Dr. Jekyll + Mr. Hyde piece about people not practicing what they preach and an urging to ‘GET BETTER’ and be consistent. Be good.
‘GET BETTER’ is the first release from PRESS CLUB since their debut LP, Late Teens in March 2018. Spotlighting the band’s now trademark sound of ‘kicked-in-speaker’ bass and guitar tones interlacing one another. The drumming of Frank Lees that has become such a familiar PRESS CLUB sound, it feels like a veritable war-time calling card.
Oft introspective, the lyrics of Natalie Foster take an about-face in ‘GET BETTER’, her ire being caught by the insincere actions of others. Although the song has a palpably aggressive energy, it is perforated with the exposed vulnerability that is omnipresent in her performances.
The song was written collaboratively in the band’s self-built studio at the foot of Westgate bridge in Port Melbourne, where they now spend most of their time writing material. Keeping everything in-house, the single artwork was designed by Foster herself.