Useless Cities

Sounds likeMogwai, The XX, The National, Arcade Fire

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Tom – Vocals/Guitar
Conny – Vocals/Keyboards
Clare – Bass
Sebs – Drums

Bittersweet melodies and feelings, all pinned together by a skewer of flowing guitar sound, intertwined male and female vocals, anointed by a holding piano sound and warm bass tones , aligned on OCD-like overthought drum beats

The band formed in January 2016, using a disused public toilet in Kentish Town as a rehearsal studio. 8 weeks later they had played their first gig and recorded their first EP, ‘Stay’.

During 2016 the band has notably played Oxjam East London, Red Roar festival and at the O2 Academy Islington. ‘Stay’ EP earned good reviews and radio airplay, including ongoing rotation on DKFM Shoegaze Radio.

Their second EP ‘New Feelings’ was released on 3/3/17.

Reviews of ‘Stay’:

“Brilliant uplifting, refreshingly good” Organ Zine
“Wouldn’t sound out of place in a The National album” Independent UK Music Blog
“Spectacular vocal melodies” The Pentatonic
“Somewhere between indie and post-rock” Musically Fresh
“Surprising tones and soothing melodies” Retrograde Inversion
“Worth spending time getting to know” Emerging Indie Bands
“Mixes the bleak noir of the post-punk aesthetic with the expansive atmosphere of post-rock” Rebel Noise
“‘To Be Ruined’ is a beautiful track that combines a gorgeous melody with intertwining male and female vocals.” Song of the Day on WeeClaire.com
“Ranks among the best and most unique bands the indie scene has to offer” The Soundshark
“Combining the melancholic and forlorn with the quietly optimistic” After Dark
“If Useless Cities write more songs with this captivating depth, they will be ones to look out for in the future” The Indie-Pendent”
“Lulls you into a false sense of security before the sound drowns you in a wave of epic proportions…have to give this a 9 out of 10” Unarmed Bandit
“It feels like the collective sound is melting through the speakers” Gary Cunningham Reviews
“Top quality songwriting and beautiful playing” IMO Blog
“Emotional charged melodies” Music Is My Radar
“The eeriness of the sound is suppressed by the flowery guitar tenors with sprinkles of piano notes” Give It Back Magazine
“I think they have great potential in the underground scene” Into the Groove

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Date Saturday 18 November 2017 at 14:50
Address Tooting Tram and Social, Mitcham Road, London, United Kingdom, SW17 9NA

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