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.”

Be sure to keep an eye on THECITYISOURS in 2021.


“Digging deep and emerging from a time of great personal turmoil, this London five-piece have spliced together a debut album [LOW] 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


Oli Duncanson: vocals
Mikey Page: guitars/vocals
Jamie Roberts: bass
Stuart Mercer: guitar
Louis Giannamore: drums

THECITYISOURS are available for UK/Euro shows, and festival appearances.


Management/bookings: marianne@downforlifemusic.co.uk  // mike@downforlifemusic.co.uk
PR - Haaris Ali: haaris@goodasgoldgroup.co