We are back to live on December 11, 2021

After all the lockdowns, we are back - Bar Next Door, Northcote from 20:00. We hope to see you all there.

Pressure Drop then performed a live stream concert on December 18, 2020. In 2021, the band did two gigs in June, but further lockdowns have prevented any further work. We hope to be back in 2022.

RIP Matt Berg

Matt Berg      Matt Berg

Pressure Drop lost our drummer and friend on October 3, 2021. We will miss him greatly and will think of him often.

RIP Des McKenna

Matt Berg      Matt Berg

Tragedy seems to come in pairs at present. Our long-standing drummer, Des McKenna, who played with the band in the late 1970s and into the 1980s, and was the drummer "Animal" on the Channel 9 program, Hey Hey, It's Saturday, died recently in Thailand.

You can hear Des's work with us on the - Clayton Tapes - which were the last things he did for the band. We are currently editing live audio from that era which also features his playing.

It is very hard to lose a dear friend to the band like this.

Latest News

Single - available

Take Me Higher - is available at our Digital Store

See the promotional video for the track - see the Featured Video below.

All News Releases »

Up-Coming Gigs

Saturday, December 11, 2021Bar Next Door, 211A High St, Northcote VIC 3070From 20:00 - we are back!

See Gig Guide »

Recent Video

The following video is from the first pre-final mix down to give you an early taste of the new CD that is in the works (release date to be announced).

See all videos »

Featured Video - Take Me Higher

The following video is to accompany our new release - Take Me Higher.

Purchase via iTunes, GooglePlay or stream via Spotify, Apple Music or Deezer - Digital Store

Pressure Drop is a Melbourne reggae-dub band, which was popular around the live music venues in the late 1970s and early 1980s. The band was one of the early pioneers of rock steady, reggae and dub in Australia starting life in Melbourne in 1978. The band filled houses across the city and down the surf coast and offered a new sound to the dance and soul crowd in Melbourne. By the early 1980s the band was experimenting with live dub using on-stage echo chambers and mixing techniques that were new to the Melbourne scene. Those sounds still sound contemporary today.

The core of the original band continues to play an exciting mix of dance, rock-steady, dub and riff-ridden reggae that spans the decades.

Pressure Drop

Management Office:

G15V 162 Albert Street
East Melbourne 3002 Victoria

© Copyright 1978-2015



+61-(0)419 422 410