Mestre Bergman flew this time to Australia to meet a new band. Gold Class is a Melbourne post-punk four-piece and a force of nature. Its debut album, It’s You, was recorded in just four days and captures all the immediacy, power and potency of the live shows the band is becoming known for.
Both musically and vocally, comparisons to Joy Division and The Smiths are fair. And while Gold Class wouldn’t have sounded out of place playing The Haçienda in the ‘80s, its grit is more Melbourne than Manchester, and vocalist Adam Curley’s lyrics speak of a more homegrown political dissatisfaction.