Cry Club announce Australian headline tour and second album

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Cry Club announce Australian headline tour and second album

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“If our first album is about queer pride, this one is absolutely queer wrath."

The Melbourne-based Cry Club have finally unveiled their highly-anticipated second album, Spite Will Save Me, along with their focus single, Get Up!!!, and the announcement of their upcoming Australian headline tour. The album, three years in the making, was crafted during Melbourne’s lockdowns, where Heather Riley (they/them) and Jono Tooke (he/him) decided to infuse their at-home songwriting sessions with fun and creative freedom to compensate for the absence of live performances.

Cry Club Australian tour

  • August 25 – The Vanguard, Sydney/Eora
  • August 26 – Tomcat, Brisbane/Meanjin
  • September 2 – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne/Naarm
  • September 9 – Crown & Anchor, Adelaide/Kaurna

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With the assistance of producer Alex Laksa (Kingswood), Cry Club ventured into uncharted territory, exploring new sonic landscapes and expanding the boundaries of their sound. As Jono explains, “Being able to expand what a Cry Club song could be was a really refreshing experience, landing in a time we probably needed it most personally.”

The duo embraced their most ambitious ideas, allowing their music to transport listeners to an era of massive 80s glam bands and empowering queer identities. The result is a 10-track album that exudes confidence and fearlessness, while staying true to the band’s essence.

“If our first album is about queer pride, this one is absolutely queer wrath. Most importantly we love it, and that’s the biggest takeaway for us.”

While Spite Will Save Me carries a heavier tone compared to their debut album, God I’m Such A Mess, released in 2020, it remains an unapologetically feral and authentic representation of Cry Club. Heather affirms that its, “still true to who we are as a band, but more self-assured and unapologetically feral.”

To celebrate the album’s release, Cry Club will be performing a special in-store show and signing at Melbourne’s SoundMerch on Friday, June 23. Following this, the duo will embark on an Australian headline tour starting in August, with support from Melbourne artist Eaglemont.

Catch them at the Northcote Social Club on September 2. Grab tickets by heading here.