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Cry Club’s New Single Is Like “Rage Against The Machine With Cheerleaders”

Australia’s beloved genre-bending queer creatives Cry Club have returned to bless our ears with a brand new single.

Dubbed ‘People Like Me’, the emphatic new tune was mixed by Grammy Award winner Nick Didia (Bruce Springsteen, Powderfinger) and inspired by the past two years of covid lockdowns.

But rather than lamenting the sorry state of the world, Cry Club’s time in lockdown was marked by a burst of creative freedom and the desire to have as much fun as possible.

‘People Like Me’ was the result, and Jono Tooke has described the track as being like “Rage Against The Machine with cheerleaders”.

“We’ve been holding onto this one for a good long while now – initially written in one of the heavy lockdowns in Melbourne, I think this song reflects our need for excitement in that time,:” he explains.

“Every act under the sun is gonna have their ‘what we did in lockdown’ music, but we found ourselves using that time as an outlet for having as much fun as possible and exploring into directions we previously thought were off limits to us.”

Heather adds: “I often feel this pressure about being queer and trans, like I have to be sweet and kind at all times to prove that I deserve to be treated like any other person. It’s exhausting, just constantly having to justify my existence and to people who wouldn’t change their mind either way.

They continue: “I love this song so much, it’s finally letting all of that go and not just accepting but celebrating the fact that we don’t need permission or approval to do whatever the fuck we want. Releasing all that frustration and relishing in the bizarre power trip of being able to piss off bigots by simply existing as ourselves.”

To coincide with the big new release, Cry Club have also announced a stack of East Coast tour dates, – performing in Wollongong, Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney this June and July.

Catch all the details — and take their new single ‘People Like Me’ for a spin — below.

CRY CLUB — PEOPLE LIKE ME TOUR DATES

Ticketsofficial website

JUNE 19 – WOLLONGONG – LA LA LA’S

JULY 01 – MELBOURNE – NORTHCOTE SOCIAL CLUB

JULY 02 – BRISBANE – BLACK BEAR LODGE

JULY 08 – SYDNEY – WAYWARDS

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