new music: City of Ashes

Today, I’m bringing you some new music from Brighton quartet City of Ashes who have also recently released their new album ‘Rise’ after finishing up some tour dates supporting Glasgow’s Yashin.

The new single is called ‘Battles of My Youth’ and is a huge anthemic alt-rock track from the off as guitar chords bring us into this track before it all crashes in with quick riff, pounding drum and soaring vocals. The uplifting, almost epic sound running throughout this track is set in stark contrast to the emotional lyrics which tell a difficult story. You can instantly hear that this track will go down a storm live, surely set to become something of a band album for the guys on the touring circuit now. It’s a strong song full of catchy melodies, great rhythm, a brilliant vocal holding everything perfectly in place and together wonderfully portraying the band’s sheer talent.

With influences including the likes of Funeral For A Friend, Alkaline Trio, Thursday and more, these guys have built up a sizeable fanbase with their brilliant sound only two albums into their career. Having received praise from the likes of Kerrang Radio (“This is what I’m talking about, music that just HAS to be played”), Rocksound (“This is polished, emotional work. Frontman Orion Powell pours his heart out throughout!”) and Big Cheese (“A brooding, stadium-filling testament to blood, sweat and tears!”) over the years, it’s fair to say the music this four piece create sure does turn heads.

The band are set to play some album release shows and live dates over the next few weeks starting in London on April 26th at Surya and finishing up at Sumo in Leicester on April 30th. It’s set to be a great celebration of their new album and the band’s success to date so get down to a show if you can. For tickets, visit their webstore.

To find out more about City of Ashes visit their Facebook page or you can follow them on Twitter – @CityofAshes

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