Music BC is proud to be supporting BC artists and companies traveling to the UK this May as a part of the Great Escape Festival, Liverpool Sound City, BreakOut West and CIMA initiatives. Artist and showcase details below!
WE ARE THE CITY
Based in Vancouver, British Columbia, We Are The City has steadily gained the reputation of being one of Canada’s consistently exciting, yet markedly unpredictable, cult-bands. Their third full-length release, Above Club, was released in Europe by Sinnbus, in America by Tooth & Nail Records, and in Canada by Boompa Records. First it seems to be noisy, loud and intense but inside it shines of beauty that is above anything else. Recorded above a club, mixed by Ryan Dahl (Limblifter, Mounties) and Steve Bays (Hot Hot Heat, Mounties) it creates a new genre that is a bit above everything.
The Great Escape, Saturday May 21 @ 16:00pm - The Green Door Store (BreakOut West)
The Great Escape, Saturday May 21 @ 12:30am - Brighthelm
Anyone who caught on to the slow-burn success of 2012’s desolately hook-laden Ancient Mars could sense that something in The Zolas was threatening to bubble over, and after a year of recording, 2015’s Swooner (Light Organ Records) shows an alternative pop collaboration at the top of their creative game. Swooner marks a major departure from both the cabaret rock of 2009’s Tic Toc Tic and the atmospheric minimalism of Ancient Mars. This time around the band dove headlong into vibrant, experimental pop, stirring modern production into the influences that surrounded them as kids growing up in the ‘90s.
The Great Escape, Thursday May 19 @ 2:45PM - The Green Door Store (Canada House)
The Great Escape, Saturday May 21 @ 11:30PM - The Hope and Ruin
Liverpool Sound City, Sunday May 29 @ 7:45PM - Cavern Stage (BreakOut West)
Thank you to our funding partners for making these events possible: