City Calm Down are:

Jack Bourke (vocals/synthesizer/samples),
Sam Mullaly (synthesizers/sequencers/saxophone),
Jeremy Sonnenberg (bass guitar),
Michael Quirk (drums/percussion).

“City Calm Down is a live electronic four piece from Melbourne, Australia. With varying degrees of influence stemming from post-punk, disco, jazz, and techno they’re making an interesting brand of electronic dance pop. Their live show involves extensive use of samplers, synthesizers, sequencers and drum modules as well as the use of more traditional instruments such as bass guitar, saxophone, voice and kit.

They are currently working on their debut E.P which includes internet only release ‘You Can Have It So Much Better’. The track will be available for free download on Myspace August 30.”

“Behind the trendy haircuts and skinny-leg jeans were some talented musicians playing some killer dance songs. One number, ‘You Can Have It So Much Better’ featured a little saxophone, sounding like ‘Baker Street’ on ecstasy. Like some sort of Depeche Mode/New Order/Pet Shop Boys mash up, It was an exciting performance to watch, everyone was moving, both on the stage and in the crowd.”

The AU Review –

“City Calm Down reminds me of the new wave acts of the 80’s – Depeche Mode, New Order even a hint of INXS. With a little more time in the studio and on the live circuit these guys could very well be the band to dance to in 2009.”

Adrian Karvinen, A&R, Universal Music

Right From Right.mp3

Right From Right (MXQ Remix).mp3

You Can Have It So Much Better.mp3

You Can Have It So Much Better (John Hilaire Remix).mp3