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Melbourne’s beloved Alt-Emo darlings, Damaged Goods Club, are poised to captivate listeners once again with their latest single, Take Me Home.

This raw and vulnerable love song chronicles the heartfelt journey of two of the band’s core members, Kelsie and Darcy, from falling in love at a gig to forming a band together and everything in between.

The band have announced their Single Release show at Nighthawks in Melbourne on July 6th – TICKETS HERE. Additionally, they will support fellow Melbourne outfit CERES, for a SOLD OUT show on Saturday July 13th.

Lead singer Kelsie Rimmer shares, “Take Me Home holds a special place in our hearts as it was the very first song I wrote for the Damaged Goods Club project back in 2019. It was inspired by one of the first gigs Darcy and I attended together, where we saw Ceres at Max Watts. That night marked a pivotal moment in our relationship, and the song serves as a testament to our love story, from that unforgettable evening to our wedding in December 2023.”

However, Take Me Home transcends a conventional love song; it doubles as a poignant homage to the Australian music scene and a rallying cry for support of live music. With live music venues facing closures and festivals being canceled, Damaged Goods Club implores music enthusiasts to unite, attend shows, and keep the vibrant spirit of live music alive.

“Live music is under threat in Australia,” says Rimmer. “This song is about the electric atmosphere of a live performance, the camaraderie shared among fellow music lovers, and the profound impact music has on our lives. It’s a reminder to cherish the moments spent at gigs, the connections forged with like-minded individuals, and the unwavering passion that fuels both performers and fans alike. This is a love song, but it’s also a call to action: get your friends together, get to a show, and keep live music alive in Australia.”

Produced by Tim Maxwell of LOSER and mastered by Tahlia-Rose Coleman, Take Me Home showcases Damaged Goods Club‘s signature blend of gritty-yet-glittery alt-rock, characterized by poignant storytelling, ethereal vocals, and lush instrumentation. Drawing influences from the likes of Ceres, The Menzingers, and Soccer Mommy, the band delivers a cathartic listening experience that resonates deeply with audiences.

Since their inception in 2021, Damaged Goods Club has graced stages alongside esteemed acts such as Dear Seattle, The Smith Street Band, and Press Club, solidifying their status as one of Melbourne’s most promising up-and-coming bands.


With thanks to Subculture Agency

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