– by Madeline Oliver
In a word, Gold Class’s new single “Kids On Fire” is… moody. In another word? Electric. The Melbourne-bred band have experienced all sorts of success across the country and abroad with its four-strong team, featuring Mark Hewitt on drums, Evan James Purdey on guitar, Jon Shub as bass and Adam Curley on vocals. After a satisfyingly packed venue at London’s Lock Tavern, they returned to Australia and faced similarly bursting venues across Sydney, Melbourne, and Splendour In The Grass. Now, they have come out with a new single, and accompanying music video to plug us into more of their electricity.
The video features venetian blinds in a monochrome environment straight out of Film Noir. The band sing of skewed thought, weariness of thinking, of sinking into shadows and big men poised for the kill. There is no shortage of darkness here. “Kids On Fire” is an abstract piece with a rainy day attitude and a well-executed video to match. Like the rest of their works, Gold Class are floating in a bath of talent, and again, they have switched the power on. If you don’t watch out, you might get electrocuted.