Emerging as one of Australia’s most energetic, riled-up noise-pop acts, Cry Club are for anyone who’s ever been called too emotional, too sensitive, too much. Before the duo even had a single out, they were booked to play Bigsound and Yours and Owls Festival on the merit of their frenetic and endearingly excitable live show alone.
Hailing from Wollongong and residing in Melbourne, best friends Heather Riley (vocals) and Jonathon Tooke (guitar) are two-halves of the one whole. Influenced by the likes of LCD Soundsystem and Eilish Gilligan, they wanted to build songs you can communally cry and dance to. The duo have taken an action associated with fragility, packed it with punchy, sharp-witted vocals and shoe-gazing guitars, and turned it into strength – Cry Club are an antidote to apathy in a country whose governance prices emotional distance.
The duo have worked with pop engineer and producer Gab Strum (the artist behind Japanese Wallpaper) to delve deeper into the intricacies of pop hooks. Riley says Strum helps to fill in the “missing pieces of this sparkly pop puzzle.”
As always your mates UMSU Activities will be there serving up delicious lunch options including BBQ and veggie burgers.
Sound and lights by AVMelbourne
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