We Are The City release download track ‘Friends Hurt’!

March 19, 2015




“We recommend cranking the volume up,.. and absorbing the wonders within.”
– The Line Of Best Fit

“We’re a little bit in love.” – Gigwise


For fans of: Mew, The Flaming Lips, Maps & Atlases
We Are The City have released ‘Friends Hurt’, a downloadable track taken from their debut album, Violent, released via Sinnbus on 27th April 2015.

‘Friends Hurt’ received an exclusive UK Premiere from Gigwise who declared themselves “a little bit in love” with the band’s distinctive sound. You can stream and download the track for free from the Sinnbus SoundCloud page.

The band are also ecstatic to announce that The Line Of Best Fit, who previously premiered We Are The City’s video for stunning album track ‘King David’, are hosting an exclusive track-by-track visual stream of the band’s forthcoming album, Violent.

You can also watch the videos that accompany album tracks ‘Friend’s Hurt’ and ‘King David’ via the band’s YouTube channel.

The Canadian three piece say their name comes from ‘the imagery of a city being a sort of beacon from a distance. A mark to reach’. With these ten tracks, you feel like you’re reaching ever closer.

The band’s influences range from Mew to Bowie and, while this can be heard in their quirky, off-kilter time signatures and whimsical melodies, their sound is very much their own. ‘Bottom of the Lake’ is Band of Horses meets Menomena but in a dream. Single King David and track ‘I Am, Are You?’ combines the kookiness of The Flaming Lips and the off beat melodies of Mew whilst ‘Friends Hurt’ explores the idea of ‘loud and quiet’ with an intricate build up which leads to a wonderful synth led cacophony of noise.

We Are The City have already made a name for themselves in Canada; meeting in high school, they quickly formed a band, recorded an album, toured and amassed a large fan base. Honing their sound within the contemporary indie genre, guitarist David Menzel eventually left the band briefly but their journey didn’t end here, the road was merely altered. The remaining members – Cayne McKenzie and Andrew Huculiak, recorded an EP and toured once more, accruing an even larger fan base and upon David’s return, the three finished their album Violent in a place they lovingly called ‘The Magic House’. It was the perfect creative environment, but they would be the last residents of the fabled house, as it was torn down shortly after. The finishing touches were added by Tom Dobrzanski (Said The Whale, The Zolas, Hey Ocean) who produced and recorded the album with the band in Vancouver’s Monarch Studios.

On Violent, the band explore wild and exciting soundscapes. Their innovative sound scales sonic peaks, and descends into canyons before rising back up. The further you venture into their world, the more the view of their city unfolds revealing a beacon in the far distance. A signal, if you will, from far way. This is We Are The City.

Violent is released via Sinnbus on 27th April 2015.

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