Dead Cities

Dead Cities

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The trio includes members from various other Liverpool bands of past and present & have already wowed audiences with their direct and affecting approach to performance. No one member has a set role – they play whatever is needed and whatever is at hand to create songs of ethereal lo-fi beauty

Biography

Having formed in late 2008, the trio, which includes members from various other Liverpool bands of past and present, have already wowed audiences with their direct and affecting approach to performance. No one member has a set role – they play whatever is needed, and whatever is at hand to create songs of ethereal lo-fi beauty.
Tasking themselves with creating something a little more stripped back after stints in bigger, louder groups, Dead Cities maintain their intensity through heartfelt lyrics and well crafted songs. Everything is beautifully understated, creating a sense of space and atmosphere – with gentle nods
cast in the direction of Fleet Foxes, Grizzly Bear and Bon Iver; as well as Elliot Smith, The Velvet Underground and Jonathan Richman. Magical stuff.
Dead Cities have earned a name as one of the most interesting live bands in Liverpool, with a string of equally special performance spaces having played host to them – St Brides Church, View Two Gallery and the iconic Zanzibar Club amongst them – as well as performing at the Liverpool SoundCity, Liverpool Music Week, Mathew Street, Above The Beaten Track and Music With A View festivals. Recent highlights include playing to a sold out Bluecoat Arts Centre and a UK and Norwegian tour. Dead Cities are a featured artist on BBC Introducing and recently had an hour length special featuring interviews, demo tracks, short stories and a live session on BBC Radio Merseyside in addition to receiving regular airplay on BBC Introducing Merseyside show, ‘The Pool’.
Dead Cities have been invited to Canadian Music Week 2011 and are currently writing and recording their forthcoming album, due early 2011.
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Poetic, toned and stripped back, Dead Cities are well and truly in the now BBC Introducing
Rough diamonds that don’t need polishing Liverpool SoundCity
So accomplished you can’t help but like them Metro
Highlight of the festival...melodic and powerful...a proper band with proper songs Altsounds
Beautifully understated...one of the most interesting live bands in Liverpool Best of Liverpool
Stripped back melodies convey Dead Cities’ ability to inject beauty into anything...unafraid to be different Bido Lito!

Weds 03/03/10 – Dead Cities @ The Ruby Lounge, Manchester (with Curtis Eller)
Fri 12/03/10 – Dead Cities @ The Masque, Liverpool (with Nick Harper)
Fri 19/03/10 – Dead Cities @ The Continental, Preston (with Karima Francis)
Fri 26/03/10 – Dead Cities and friends, EYB, Liverpool

Sat 17/04/10 – Dead Cities @ LEAF, Liverpool (with Liam Frost)
Fri 29/04-10 – Dead Cities @ Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry (with John Smith)
Sat 30/04/10 – Dead Cities @ Band On The Wall, Manchester (with John Smith)

Weds 19/05/10 – Dead Cities @ Liverpool SoundCity (LEAF)
Sat 22/05/10 – Dead Cities @ Liverpool SoundCity (BENCH, Liverpool One)
Sat 22/05/10 – Dead Cities @ Liverpool SoundCity (Stanley Theatre)
Sat 29/05/10 – Sun 30/05/10 – Dead Cities @ Music With a View Festival, Coniston, Lake District

Weds 09/06/10 – Dead Cities @ The Shipping Forecast, Liverpool
Weds 23/06/10 – Sun 27/06/10 – Dead Cities @ Dirty Boots Stage, Glastonbury

Thurs 22/07/10 – Sun 25/07/10 – Dead Cities Norwegian Tour

Sat 14/08/10 – Stanistock, Devon
Sun 29/08/10 – Dead Cities @ Mathew Street Fringe Festival, Mello Mello, Liverpool

Sat 04/09/10 – Dead Cities @ The Company Store, The Zanzibar, Liverpool
Sun 05/09/10 – Dead Cities @ Gypsy Tears, Cleethorpes
Mon 06/09/10¬ – Dead Cities @ The Gaslight Club, Oporto, Leeds

Fri 26/11/10 – Dead Cities @ St Georges Hall, Liverpool (with John Smith)

Sat 11/12/10 – Dead Cities @ The Kazimier, Liverpool (with Villagers)

LAST YEAR
19/12/09, Songbook Sessions at the Zanzibar, with Peter and the Wolf and more, £4, 200
15/11/09, Liverpool Music Week with Ragz, supporting Foy Vance, free, 200
01/11/09, Liverpool Music Week, supporting Sound of Guns, free, 300
03/10/09, The Bluecoat Liverpool, supporting John Smith, £10, 200
01/10/09, Oomoo Café Liverpool, with Danny Roberts (16 tonnes) free, 30
26/09/09, Family Folk Up at the Bluecoat foyer, with the random family, loose moose string band, free, 150
23/09/09, Mellowtone/Squared Circle Launch party, LEAF, Liverpool, Free, 150
31/08/09 New Bands Stage, Mathew Street Festival, Liverpool, free, 2000
22/08/09 Above The Beaten Track Festival, View 2 Gallery, Liverpool £5, 150
14/06/09 BBC Radio Merseyside Session n/a
06/06/09 The Company Store, The Zanzibar, Liverpool with Emily and the Faves, Atlantic Massey, £5, 200
20/05/09 Liverpool Sound City festival, with Ragz, supporting Blue Roses free, 150
06/03/09 Mellowtone @ View Two Gallery, liverpool £4, 75
28/02/09 For the love of... at the zanzibar, Liverpool, free, 500
14/02/09 Family Folk Up at St Brides Church, Liverpool, £5, 150

Discography

None released - see www/myspace.com/deadcitiesband for streaming (+ soundcloud, thesixtyone etc)

Set List

Saddest Star
When Your Heart Gets Sick
Dead Cities
Face Forgot
This Killer Wave
Let The Love In
The Road To Your House
Old Man
The Kissing Gate
Sign Me Your Name
We Can Be As One