Drown This City are lifting the veil on their brand new single, BEND/BREAK, the first new music since their debut EP ‘False Idols’ dropped in mid-2016 and rolling out the dates on their headline tour in partnership with Tasmania’s Save the Clock Tower.
The huge new single (mixed by Circles’ Ted Furuhashi) is out this Friday 19th May in iTunes, Spotify and all good online outlets.
The tour, presented by Hysteria Mag, Chase Music and Bear Parts Music, hits in July and takes in Melbourne (Worker’s Club), Brisbane (Crowbar), Sydney (Factory Floor), Adelaide (Enigma Bar), Launceston (Club 54) and Hobart (Brisbane Hotel), with tickets going on sale this Friday at drownthiscity.com.
Drown This City are part of a new breed of heavy post-hardcore music – determined, focused, angry – and with all the firepower in their arsenal to make the requisite noise and calamity. This is a band who, within their first 12 months of being together – put out their widely-praised debut 5-track EP False Idols, sold out their first live show ever at Workers Club in Melbourne, were invited to play Rolling Stone’s Live Lodge event series, toured nationally with Falling in Reverse, supported Lacuna Coil and Capture the Crown, signed to Bear Parts Music for Management and were invited to play alongside bands like Violent Soho, Northlane, Thy Art is Murder, Polaris and more at 2017 UNIFY GATHERING Festival in Regional Victoria in January.
Drown This City have turned heads in their short time together and things are only building for them with new music on the way; now handing over production duties to Ted Furuhashi of Circles. DTC set themselves apart through the intense and impassioned delivery of firebrand front-woman Alex Reade. Her vocals are both brutal and beautiful at the same time and skilfully switches from insane, flesh-ripping screams to soaringly melodic passages in the blink of an eye.
Blunt Mag had nothing but positivity about the future of the band. “A chaotic blend of metalcore and post-hardcore, the five-piece have carved out a niche all of their own, teaming monstrous vocals with crushing breakdowns and mind-melting electronic elements. And as for frontwoman Alex Reade? Few vocalists can serve up a sound that’s equal parts brutal and beautiful, and even fewer are women in the heavy scene. Reade skilfully switches between flesh-ripping screams and soaring melodic passages like it ain’t no thang.”
With their lineup and their unique and highly developed sound firmly in place, the band are living this new paradigm. Through their music, live show and film clips, DTC are breaking down walls of old-world expectation. They are breaking trends in heavy music around genre and pathways to success and showing what can be achieved through willpower, determination and an amazing live show.
Single ‘Bend/Break’ is out this Friday 19th May in iTunes, Spotify and all good online stores and tickets go on sale for the tour in July at drownthiscity.com and venue ticket outlets 9am same day.
Friday 14th July – Brisbane
Crowbar – 18+
Saturday 15th July – Sydney
Factory Floor – 18+
Friday 21st July – Adelaide
Enigma Bar – 18+
Saturday 22nd July – Melbourne
Workers Club – 18+
Friday 28th July – Hobart
Brisbane Hotel – 18+
Saturday 29th July – Launceston
Club 54 – 18+
More information at drownthiscity.com