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 in June, and a sold-out
album release show at Boston Music Rooms in London in August.
Following the departure of long-standing vocalist Sam Stolliday in early 2020, the band unexpectedly found themselves
in unknown territory. Now 18 months
on they are back with brand new music, 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 City with the release of the first three singles from their sophomore album 'COMA', out on 22nd October, all surpassing 100k Youtube views and gaining Spotify, Deezer and Amazon editorial playlisting, with 'Violent', reaching # in iTunes Metal Chart, the title track 'COMA', featured on Triple J radio with several outings on Alex Baker's Fresh Blood radio how, and alongside latest single 'Death of Me', receiving regular playlisting on Kerrang! Radio's 'K Nights' show.
There is a palpable sense of loss that ties
together the band’s sophomore offering. TCIO tackles the passing of loved ones,
relationships, even personal sovereignty and self-control head-on. However,
juxtaposed against their vibrant and fresh feeling, pop-centric arrangements,
expertly interwoven with infectious hooks and crushing riffs; ‘COMA’ breathes a
perfect balance, radiating an underlying sense of positivity and resilience
through an otherwise dark concept.
“COMA is an honest account of how I was
feeling trying to understand why I was spiralling into a void,” expresses TCIO founding member Mikey
Page. “I wrote the song as a method
of coping and catharsis. It embodies a period of self-loathing where, the love
I had, no matter how strong, was not enough to save an important
relationship." Page recounts. "I wanted to produce an honest account,
showing that it's okay to be vulnerable, and to encourage others to speak up
and take positive action instead of internalising them and struggling
'Oli Duncanson's voice is absolutely sensational' - Alex Baker, Fresh Blood, Kerrang! Radio
“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
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.