Melodic metalcore from the heart of London, UK.
THECITYISOURS are a 5-piece metal band
from the capital who have quickly garnered attention and growing support from peers, industry
and fans alike, with their high-octane live show and the success
of their debut album, ‘LOW’ (2019) which smashed
into the top 5 iTunes metal charts with several singles appearing in editorial playlists with the likes of Amazon, Deezer and Spotify (Including 2 covers on New Core and Metal UK) supporting the band.
2019 was a very busy year
for the TCIO, with appearances at a slew of UK festivals including Camden
Rocks, Macmillan Fest, Burn It Down,
Holloween, a ﬂy in appearance at High Fives Festival in Sweden, a headline set
in the Doghouse Tent at the revered Download
Festival to a 4000+ audience
of festival-goers, and a sold-out
album release show at Boston Music Rooms in London.
Following the departure of long-standing vocalist Sam Stolliday in 2020, the band unexpectedly found themselves
in unknown territory. Now 12 months
on they are back with a brand new single 'Violent', a signing to respected German alternative/metal label Arising Empire, and the introduction of new vocalist Oli Duncanson, ready to welcome a brand new era of TCIO.
Recorded, engineered and mixed by long-time collaborator Oz Craggs (Feed The Rhino, NECK DEEP, Mallory Knox) at Hidden Track Studios
and mastered by Ermin Hamidovic
(Architects, Periphery, Northlane) at Systematic Productions; ‘VIOLENT’ reﬂects on being present,
accountable and more importantly, being able to learn from mistakes while continuing to grow for the better.
“Violent is arguably our most honest account as a band to date. Betrayal was never something we’d experienced before as a band, so dealing with events of this nature was a difﬁcult but incredibly insightful process to experience. The progression from sadness to anger is always a difﬁcult period to rationalise when contemplating the reasons for a relationship collapsing. In many cases, it’s clear that there are reasons or regrettable actions to contextualise a series of events. However, it does not mean that they hurt any less. This track lays it all out on the table, with a hope of providing some kind of solace for the pain, before picking ourselves back up and coming back, stronger than ever before.” - Mikey Page
Oli recounts “I remember being shown some demos of some
new songs prior to Sam’s departure
and absolutely loving the direction and progression of the band’s sound... so
as soon as Mikey told me about the opening
in the band, I knew I had to take a chance!” Page adds “Oli has been a part of our team for a long time. He is a very well respected entity in his own right
amongst the music scene. We’d seen snippets of his capabilities over the years,
so when he registered an interest
in becoming a part of CITY, we knew we had to explore...and we clicked instantly.”