Press Club are today sharing the striking video for their latest single Thinking About You, taken from their forthcoming second album Wasted Energy. On the track, amongst the climactic clatter of the band giving it everything, is singer Natalie Foster recounting her experience with a stalker. The song embodies a freak’s tongue, cooing unbridled down the phone line; abrupt, uninvited, and out of the blue.
“With the invasion of privacy, I’m no longer flattered or curious but angry and paranoid.” – Natalie Foster
Talking about the video, guitarist Greg Rietwyk says; “The idea for the Thinking About You video clip came to me as we touched down from a 20 plus hour transit home from our first European tour in May this year. I pictured a surreal retelling of the story of a stalking stranger that is told within the song lyrics, with Nat being tormented by masked freaks. We enlisted the help of our good friend and filmmaker Gina Somfleth from Popcandi productions. We are all massive fans of Gina’s keen eye for cinematography.
The entire clip was shot on location at Nat’s parents farm outside of Ballarat in North Western Victoria. We particularly enjoyed being able to feed our inner pyromaniacs in what was to become the climax of the film. We’ve thrown a few DIY festivals at the farm where it was shot so the location holds a special place in our collective hearts.”
Foster adds; “I was getting deep into stranger things around the time of this video. Standing by the fire, channelling Eleven.”
In contrast to Late Teens, lyrically, Wasted Energy approaches the microphone through a lens of extrospection. It examines the negative behaviours in the world around us and how we’re all learning to exist in today’s ever-evolving socio-moral landscape. Wasted Energy is broadly about change, and life’s watershed moments that change its course. These shifts are laterally represented lyrically and sonically in many of its songs. Sweeping about-faces and musical departures are an expansion of the musical fibre that make up the Press Club repertoire.
Don’t miss the band in August as they embark on their biggest UK headline tour to date, including performances at Reading & Leeds Festivals. The full list of upcoming shows is as follows.
Full tour dates are below
Thu Aug 22 – The Parish, Huddersfield UK
Fri Aug 23 – Reading Festival, Reading UK
Sat Aug 24 – Leeds Festival, Leeds UK
Sun Aug 25 – Greenbelt Festival, Northamptonshire UK
Tue Aug 27 – Redrum, Stafford UK
Wed Aug 28 – Bodega, Nottingham UK
Thu Aug 29 – Surf Cafe, Newcastle UK
Frid Aug 30 – Broadcast, Glasgow UK
Sat Aug 31 – Night People, Manchester UK
Tue Sep 3 – Annie’s, Worcester UK
Wed Sep 4 – Bermuda Bob’s Hi-Fi, Norwich UK
Thu Sep 5 – New Cross Inn, London UK – VENUE CHANGE FROM THE BORDERLINE
Pre-order Wasted Energy HERE