This City

This City

Placebo meets My Chemical Romance in This City’s wiry hand-written demo CD. It all starts with the titleless ‘Track 1’, which is a crushed and emotional break-up song with the piercing guitars of Placebo’s ‘Bitter End’ and a spitting vocal not unlike MCR’s Gerard Way.

The theme continues with a great solo section, thanks to some solid drumming in ‘Romantic’, and the mixed pace in ‘Time Tonight’ is reminiscent of a Black Market Music track.

Once more, this record demonstrates just a bit too much by way of similarity to influences, but it does have a lot of heart. It’s gutsy and has a satisfying rawness that you just can’t find in the high street any more.

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Steve Fenton writes in our music, words, and culture categories. He was Editor in Chief for The Mag and covered live music for DV8 Magazine and Spill Magazine. He was often found in venues throughout the UK alongside ace-photographer, Mark Holloway. Steve is also a technical writer and programmer and writes gothic fiction. Steve studied Psychology at OSC, and Anarchy in the UK: A History of Punk from 1976-1978 at the University of Reading.

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