THECITYISOURS RELEASE NEW SINGLE ‘BODY COUNT’ TAKEN FROM THE NEW ALBUM ‘COMA’ OUT NOW ON ARISING EMPIRE
THECITYISOURS release their abrasive new video ‘Body Count’ directed by the band's very own Oli Duncanson. The latest track is taken from the band's sophomore album ‘COMA,’ which is out now on Arising Empire. Fans can stream the album and order limited edition bundles HERE.
Speaking on their latest single, founding member Mikey Page comments:
"Body Count is a song for anybody that was ever told they weren’t enough. Despite coming from anger, this track is more about development and growth through talking about your issues & demons, instead of ignoring them, hoping they'll go away. We came to the realisation that the way to get the best out of the band was to stay true to ourselves and our core values, so we put this track together to reinforce that ideology and encourage others to do the same."
Page comments on the album as a whole, adding: "We wanted this record to symbolise hope. A beacon of positivity through adversity and proof that even in your lowest moments, things can and will get better if we support each other. We couldn’t be more excited for people to experience the journey that is COMA, with us. We hope listeners are able to take something positive away from it, in which ever way they need."
‘COMA’ IS OUT NOW ON ARISING EMPIRE
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’ was 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.
Following the departure of long-standing vocalist Sam Stolliday (full statement HERE), the band unexpectedly found themselves in unknown territory. 12 months on, they are back with the introduction of new vocalist Oli Duncanson and ready to welcome a brand new era of TCIO. 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.”
MORE INFO ON THECITYISOURS
THECITYISOURS is a 5-piece metal band from London who has quickly garnered attention and growing support for peers, industry and fans alike, with their high-octane live show and the success of their debut album. ‘LOW’ (2019) 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 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. Be sure to keep an eye on THECITYISOURS in 2021.
Catch the band live at one of the following dates:
31st – Holloween, Southampton
23rd - Underworld - London
1. Does It Keep You Up?
3. Death Of Me
5. Regret About Me
7. So Sad
9. Only Human
11. Barely Alive
12. Save You With My Love