Impact date: 11th March 2013
Label: Car Boot Records
Strongly-tipped Manchester indie rockers, City Reign, have announced the first single ‘Making Plans’, from their forthcoming debut album ‘Another Step’.
The single follows taster tracks the band offered as free downloads ‘Ahead of Ideas’ and ‘Retaliate’.
First taster ‘Ahead Of Ideas’ propelled them on a UK tour and led to Clash Magazine asking them to open their inaugural issue launch gig in Manchester, recognising them as one of the best bands on the circuit, naming them “One of the best new young bands to follow.”
The band teamed up with Mancunian-based producer Sam Jones (Bromheads Jacket, Alex Turner) to record and re-work the album. He took the band into Sacred Trinity Church in Salford – choosing the church for its rich natural reverb, which helped to bring depth to the band’s classic guitar sound.
The sound builds on the raw energy and exciting promise of the early demos, including the demo version of ‘Making Plans’ which caught the ears of The Independent in late 2011.
The video was shot in Manchester’s legendary Night and Day venue, where the band played their first ever gig.
City Reign are song-writing pair Chris Bull and Mike Grice with Duncan Bolton on drums.
The album, ‘Another Step’, is due for release the same day (25th February).
February Live Dates:
Thursday 14th – Edinburgh – Bannermans
Friday 15th – Glasgow – Buff Club
Wednesday 20th – Cardiff – Buffalo Bar
Thursday 21st – Bristol – Golden Lion
Friday 22nd – London – The Garage
Saturday 23rd – Manchester – The Castle
March Live Dates:
Friday 15th March – London Bull & Gate.