With a tour in progress and a new single and album imminent, the Manchester three-piece, City Reign, are building a head of steam as 2012 draws to a close.
Bandmates Chris Bull, Mike Grice and Duncan Bolton have been releasing demos for over a year. A new single on Car Boot Records, Ahead of Ideas, is released next month. City Reign’s energetic guitar sound has already impressed Steve Lamacq who has featured the band in his broadcasts. Ahead of Ideas will be followed by an LP, Another Step next year, and the band are currently in the midst of a live tour.
Never afraid to defy convention, City Reign recorded the single and album in Salford’s Sacred Trinity Church. Vocalist and guitarist, Chris Bull explains, “The church was a great venue to record in … We’re really happy with the rich and atmospheric sound we achieved.”
Ahead of Ideas is released on 5 November 2012