Track of the Day: CITY OF ASHES – Battles of my Youth

City Of Ashes beautiful new single ‘Battles Of My Youth’, is our Track of the Day.

City Of Ashes beautiful new single ‘Battles Of My Youth’, is our Track of the Day.

Sussex born alternative rock quartet City Of Ashes reveal the details of their eagerly anticipated second studio album ‘Rise, released on the 25 March.

The bands debut album saw them play over 180 shows all over the country, including a tour with US giants Trapt. For fans of 30 Seconds To Mars and The Rasmus, ‘Rise’ tells a story like no other and incorporates beautiful vocal tones and melodic guitars to entice its listener from beginning to end.

After the success of their debut album and single release ‘Masks’, which calculated almost 40,000 views on YouTube, City Of Ashes are thrilled to finally speak about their new material; “This new record pushes story telling in so many new ways for us. The bright points of this record shine in a whole new light but the darks are so much more intense too. I think it’s going to challenge our audience but I think they’ll enjoy it.” reveals vocalist Orion Powell.

Some bands like to write music about their life experiences but City Of Ashes like to capture their fans imagination and run. Catch them on tour with Scottish rockers Yashin next month, all dates below.

Live dates:

03 March – G2, Glasgow*
04 March – Satan’s Hollow, Manchester*
05 March- The Borderline, London*
06 March – Rock City Basement, Nottingham*
*supporting Yashin

01 April – The Garage (Upstairs), London
02 April – Underground Theatre, Eastbourne
09 April – The Scene, Swansea
26 April – Surya, London
27 April – Think Tank, Newcastle
28 April – Aatma, Manchester
29 April – Latest Music Bar, Brighton
30 April – Sumo, Leicester

City Of Ashes are:
Orion Powell – Vocals
James Macdonald – Guitar
Dan Frederick – Bass
Dan Russell – Drums

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Gareth Rooke

March 2, 2016

Hi I'm Gareth, A foolish Welshman that has found himself living in Scotland. I adore live music and this all started back in University when a friend dragged me along to my first gig and I saw Travis. From then on I spent a lot of time going to see bands from rubbish uni bands that had formed one drunken night to the mighty Blur. When I finished uni there was a 10 year gap between gigs (long story). Now though, on any given day of the week I can be found in the venues of Glasgow. With regards to my music taste I love anything with great lyrics and heavy drums. When I was younger (and still am) I was obsessed with a band called Alisha's Attic.
When not at a gig I will be found at my computer playing games like Prison Architect, Hearthstone and Wolfenstein.

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