We Are The City

We Are The City

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"“...a band for the long haul." - Drowned in Sound


"...billowing, headily inventive music…" - Clash


"...swirling psych, pristine chart-worthy hooks and dreamy atmospherics…" - The Line of Best Fit


We Are The City’s latest album Above Club is quirky and experimental journey in sound, following on from their album, Violent, which was released earlier this year receiving praise from the likes of Drowned In Sound and The Line Of Best Fit.

The Canadian three piece recorded the album via a live stream on their website throughout October, where fans could watch the band eat, breathe and sleep the writing and recording process.


With a blend of Cayne McKenzie’s tropical keys and distant ethereal vocals with Andrew Huculiak’s tribal drums and David Menzel's minimalist and atmospheric guitar, the trio create a whirlwind of music that elevates the listener to new heights. There’s also a strong message of positivity in the lyrics as, faced with the trials and tribulations of life, no matter how tempting withdrawal from the world can be, it’s important to power through and find the strength to carry on.

We Are The City are also talented directors, script writers and film producers, creating their own music videos and even their own film Violent. The band’s influences range from Deerhoof to Bowie and although this can be heard in their quirky, off kilter time signatures and whimsical melodies, they’ve very much carved out their own personal sound. Catch them live at the following dates:

22nd May - The Great Escape Festival - Brighton
22nd May 2016 - Birthdays - London

We Are The City’s Above Club is out now via Sinnbus.