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city of cool


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This band has no press


links to digital downloads and videos are found on our website
we are DIY minimalist



City of Cool returns as a live and recording unit. Jon has a new guitar, rig and set of songs. David and Jon go and see Bob Mould live and talk with him after the show. A new direction is formed. Tight, sharp, short, tough and punchy song arrangements and live shows are now the focus. No time or place for fluff or fuss. OFF! and Fugazi further influence this approach.
Their 1st 2 shows back are @ Tago Mago and another @ Brunswick Hotel. City of Cool record their April show @ The Espy with Paulie Tipping.
The Cachia brothers film a video for 'Cholera Outbreak', which is the chosen single, along with 'Controlled'. Kieran M creates the artwork.
The single is released @ Bendigo Hotel, supporting Swidgen.
Available now @ Bandcamp. (see downloads link)
Airplay from Stanislav on the Litttle Lighthouse in the USA/ Greece/ Croatia and and

David is living and working in London. Jon records a CD @ Soundpark Studios with Idge E Crack (also on drums), Nick Larkins (Wild Pumpkins at Midnight) on bass and organ and Jeremy Gronow (Hellveln) on guitar. Mastered with David Briggs (Little River Band). Raja Gupta creates the artwork.

After returning from living in Barcelona, seeing 'Girls Against Boys' and realising the new direction of his music, Jon buys an electric guitar and contacts David. David is ready to play again. City of Cool is born. They play a series of shows in Melbourne and release an EP recorded with Idge E Crack @ Soundpark Studios. Raja Gupta creates the artwork. Stanislav Zabic gives City of Cool airplay on and gets nominated for one of his favourtie 'best short form' of 2009 releases.

David is now playing drums and Jon is playing acoustic guitar, singing and writing songs. They play in 'The New Leaves' together with Peter Whitehead (Barb Water and the Rough Diamonds) on bass and Andrew Shakespeare (Hurdy Gurdy) on guitar. They play regular shows in Melbourne, release an EP recorded with Richard Robinson (The Avalanches, Icehouse, Rockwiz), mastered with Ross Cockle (Midnight Oil) and get local airplay.

David and Jon meet for the 1st time at a mutual friend's house to jam. David is playing saxaphone and Jon is playing bass. They will meet again many times at social events but never play music again until...