Melodic metalcore from the heart of London, UK.
Established in June 2015,
the London based melodic metalcore 5-piece very early on put live shows and
touring at the top of their agenda, gaining support slots with the likes of Don
Broco, Betraying the Martyrs, Malevolence and Napoleon. Their debut EP
'Wildfire', released July 2016, reached #1 and #3 in the iTunes metal and rock
The following 12 months was spent writing their 2nd EP 'Hollow Hope', released
in May 2017, which received the same chart success. Their high octane,
no-holds-barred live shows garnered attention, and the band very quickly gained
praise and recognition in the UK underground alternative rock scene, securing
supports with bands like The Word Alive, Dead by April, Slaves (US).
2018 was mostly spent focusing on writing and recording their forthcoming debut
album, with fans getting an early taster of this with a brace of single
releases, 'Veins' and 'Casket'. Summer 2018 saw them complete a summer UK
headline run with As Everything Unfolds, which culminated in a sold out London
show at Thousand Island. They also joined Our Hollow, Our Home, Loathe &
Imminence at Holloween in Southampton.
2019 kicked off with
a 10 date UK tour as main support to Our Hollow, Our Home, and the shows just kept rolling into the summer and beyond with a bank of appearances at music events and festivals including Camden Rocks, Macmillan Fest, Burn It Down Festival, Holloween, a set at Download after being chosen out of 450 entries to headline Takeover at Download in the Doghouse Tent playing to 4000+ festival goers, a sold out album release show at Boston Music Rooms in London and an 8 date headline UK album tour in October.
Their debut album 'LOW', recorded with Oz Craggs at Hidden Track Studios, released on 2nd August 2019, has been received with excellent reviews from major UK publications, with singles 'Don't Wait For Me', 'If You Know, You Know' and title track 'Low' appearing in a slew of top Spotify and Amazon Music editorial playlists as well as hitting top ten iTunes metal and rock charts, with the album smashing straight into the top 5 iTunes metal charts.
“Digging deep and emerging from a time of great personal turmoil, this London five-piece have spliced together a debut album full of metalcore at its most infectious” - Rock Sound
“...a thunderously assured album dealing with loss and mental health that practices what it preaches on the subject of self-empowerment… LOW Punches and soars in all the right places” - Kerrang KKKK
“...LOW explores a band’s journey towards Self-betterment combining introspection with impassioned melodies and neck-snapping fervour." - Metal Hammer 7/10
'OH MY LIFE! These guys are savage heavy' - Alex Baker, Fresh Blood, Kerrang! Radio
FFO: Wage War, Bury Tomorrow, Of Mice & Men
Sam Stolliday: vocals
Mikey Page: guitars/vocals
Jamie Roberts: bass
Stuart Mercer: guitar
Louis Giannamore: drums
THECITYISOURS are available for UK/Euro shows, and festival appearances.