Desperation Sludge from members of Munt, Bøg, Religious Observance & Beggar, operating on Wurundjeri land, Class Traitor tore through the tension that had been building over Melbourne’s plagued year that was 2020. From their live debut; sold out, back to back shows at Melbourne’s revered “The Tote” in January of 2021, Class Traitor have demanded attention from audiences emerging from isolation, with an astounding display of raw, emotional intensity. This brutal yet beautiful, fierce yet fragile delivery is brilliantly captured with Calving, recorded live, in the mountains of the Dandenong Ranges amidst Victoria’s lockdowns. A truly captivating, visceral debut recorded performance, at a level of confidence normally reserved for bands years into their lifespan.
On their first record Calving, Class Traitor is dealing with social disconnection, isolation, and getting ground into meat and dust within a bureaucratic, failing machine-world.