Pressure Drop lost our drummer and friend on October 3, 2021. We will miss him greatly and will think of him often.
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.
The band didn't play live from March 2020 due to the Covid-19 lockdowns in Melbourne.
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.
Single - available
Take Me Higher - is available at our Digital Store
See the promotional video for the track - see the Featured Video below.
|Due to continuing Covid-19 restrictions there are no dates to be announced yet. Back in 2022 probably.|
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).
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.
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