Red Hill City

Red Hill City

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Indie Alternative music ranging from soothing acoustic harmonies to driving rock; “Lyrical imagery is unique, melodies soar, very tight performances…brilliant.” - TAXI A&R

Biography

Red Hill City formed in the latter months of 2004 when Tyler King, Josh Myers and Ben McCain decided to step away from their earlier punk rock roots and venture into a more alternative/modern rock sound. With the addition of Joseph Regan and Gant O'Brien in early 2005 they found a broad range of musical influences and experimental sounds would catapult their new concepts to another level.

In early 2006 after a year of ceaseless writing Red Hill City released their first EP "Ill Attempts". This EP would serve as an outlet to the young groups newly found vision, but would not satisfy their experimental aspirations. Although each member had an extensive college schedule to abide by, they began performing a profusion of shows which spanned the southern region. This gave the group a taste of the road and the satisfaction of hearing a few beloved clapping hands, for which they are thankful to this day.

After a year of schooling, performing and writing the band re-entered the studio with a fresh perspective and an overabundance of new material. In spring 2007 Red Hill City commenced the making of their second project. Throughout the production of this project they were able to begin exploring a more experimental interpretation of their new sound, leaving spring 2008 with a new album and a breath of fresh air for fans everywhere.

Since their sophmore debut, Red Hill City has signed with several L.A. based publishing companies such as Songs With Vision and Urband and Lazar Publishing.

Lyrics

The Fondren District (With the Music in Our Bones)

Written By: Red Hill City

The Fondren District turns its lights on
As the sun goes down
And I’m left wandering the streets alone
With a bad taste in my mouth
From all the dirty words we spoke
That turned your delicate heart to stone
You won’t think of me tonight
When you give your lips away
Oh no
I made my way across a crowded ballroom floor
Like a kid with too much caffeine
Side stepping to a rhythm I can’t forget
A band with a tambourine
And I was clumsy
As my feet, they worked against me
In the dark dancing on my own, and
There’s nothing quite as free
Nothing quite as dear to me
As the life I found
With music in my bones
Singing
Oh
Her taillights in the distance were a beacon to remind me she was mine
But they faded O’ so quickly to the north east where she’ll start another life, and
Standing here I was self-aware
That as long as my song’s playing it makes things right
I’ll be fine, you’ll be fine, we’ll all be fine
With the music in our bones
Just when it seems I’m at my best
My demons find me
They won’t let me rest tonight
I’ll pray and pace the District’s crooked streets
That’s when I hear the tambourine
Make my way across an alley
Where the band is playing loud, and
He’s singing right to me, he says
"Put your past away
If you’re going to dance today
It all starts with the music in your bones"
Singing
Oh
Music in our bones

Belfry

Written By: Red Hill City

Ill-fated by their families' social aspirations
Two star-crossed lovers in the street
A forbidden embrace
Their fondness,
It was daily growing stronger
Was a secret they no longer cared to keep
O' what a helpless quandary it was
She wore the deepest of deep blue
She kept the Bible in her heart
He had a clever way with words
She took his hand in admiration
It was the Lord's day
And all of the Lord's people were gathering outside
Singing Sunday morning hymns there in the churchyard
As the lad and his lass walked hand-in-hand
According to plan they headed to the tower
Where their disapproving families would be singing down below
She was guided up a stairwell as he said "My dearest,
They'll hear us singing louder
Here in the belfry tower"

They declared their forbidden love aloud for all to hear it
They'll hear us singing louder
Here in the belfry tower

Caster Car

Written By: Red Hill City

Racing the falling snow
As I'm tracing the footsteps
You left for me to find
You were making plans all along
Not a single plan you made kept me in mind

Your halo hung by hidden strings
But they strain and they snap, now it's around your feet

With the windows down
The sound leaks out
The saddest song meets the winter breeze
I watch the early train
As it pulls into station to take you away

Your halo hung by hidden strings
But they strain and they snap, now it's around your feet

Leave me in the grey
With the snow in my eyes
Leave me in the grey
With the snow in my eyes
But somehow,
Still you can't go wrong in my eyes
Somehow,
Still you can't go wrong in my eyes
Somehow

Your halo hung by hidden strings
But they strain and they snap, now it's around your feet
You disappoint me,
You must be human after all

Discography

©2006 "Ill Attempts"

©2008 "This Time Next Year"

Red Hill City's "This Time Next Year"

Jackson, MS - Apollo Music Group recording artists, Red Hill City, release their new CD ‘This Time Next Year’, which contains 11 original songs in the Alternative Rock music genre and range from soothing acoustic harmonies to driving rock.

One cut, Fondren District, is about a relationship that ends on the streets of the historical, cultural district in Jackson by that name where art thrives. The title track, the folksy ‘This Time Next Year’, offers soothing harmonies backed by acoustic melodies and presents an entertaining throw-back to the flower children of the ‘70s and the healing power of time.

The driving beat of ‘The Engineers’ explodes with riffs reminiscent of a sci-fi world, while the melodious ‘Belfry’ tells the story of star-crossed lovers who declare their forbidden love from a belfry tower to their families in the churchyard below. ‘Bottled Bliss’ is a haunting call to save the world from the fabricated excesses of consumerism. ‘And We Will Turn to Ashes’ contrasts the duality of the struggles of everyday life and faith in the hereafter with a soliloquy of melodious harmonies replaced by driving rock riffs of reality.

Other tracks included on the CD are ‘Caster Car, “June 2nd’, ‘Sunrise Coming’ and ‘Bird’s Eye View of an Autumn Fairground’. All in all, the CD showcases the band’s versatility, depth and artistry with the unbelievable musical talent of these five performers. Tyler King’s vocals are mesmerizing.

TAXI, the worlds’ leading Artist &Repertoire company, raved about the album, stating that the “Lyrical imagery is unique, melodies soar, very tight performances…brilliant!” They are definitely a band to watch and one whose performance will remind you of why you love music. It takes us places we have all been and provides an artistic salve for the pains and joys of life.

Red Hill City formed in the latter months of 2004 when Tyler King (vocals and guitar), Josh Myers (drums) and Ben McCain (keyboard) decided to step away from their earlier punk rock roots and venture into a more alternative/modern rock sound. With the addition of Joseph Regan on guitar and Gant O'Brien on bass in early 2005 they found that a broad range of musical influences and experimental sounds would catapult their new concepts to another level.

Red Hill City released their debut CD "Ill Attempts" in 2006. While it served as an outlet to the young groups’ newly found vision, it did not satisfy their experimental aspirations.

Work on their latest CD ‘This Time Next Year’ began in the Spring of 2007. It was during this project that they were able to begin designing and crafting their new sound. The album was tracked and mixed at Cool Water Studio with Dan Helmintoller and mastered with Bob Katz. Artwork for the CD was created by Clay Hardwick.

- Jennifer West
MarketOne Media, LLC

Set List

Red Hill City Set List

Originals:
The Fondren District
Have We Ghosts Here
The Engineers
Belfry
This Time Next Year
Caster Car
Bottled Bliss
And We Will Turn To Ashes
June 2nd
Sunrise Coming
Bird’s Eye View of an Autumn Fairground
Hillcrest

Covers:
Hey Jude - The Beatles
Fly - Sugar Ray
In My Place - Coldplay
Buddy Holly - Weezer
Say It Ain’t So - Weezer
I Want To Get Away - Lenny Kravits
Sweetness - Jimmy Eat World
The Middle - Jimmy Eat World
All The Small Things - Blink 182
Mr. Brightside - The Killers
Take Me Out - Franz Ferdinand
Yellow - Coldplay
Yesterday - The Beatles
Fight Song - The Appleseed Cast
Closing Time - Semisonic
Sex and Candy - Marcy Playground
How’s It Gonna Be - Third Eye Blind