The City Gates | Post Punk / Dark Wave / Canada
Hailing from Montreal, Canada, post-punk-gaze darkwave The City Gates carves out a name for themselves within the alternative scene with their awaited Age of Resilience LP, released on their own label Velouria Recordz and in collaboration with Icy Cold Records. The City Gates also released a previous acclaimed album in 2018 Forever Orbiter with Northern Light Records (Actors, Black Ferns, Leathers, Rev Rev Rev).
Described by Post-Punk.com as “an opus of eleven charismatic tracks of richly emotional melancholic soundscape, heaping on reverb, fuzz, and delay”. Age of Resilience reached several Best of 2021 charts, including Albumism’s Rayna #1 Favorite Album of 2021, Jack Rabid’s Big Takeover Best of 2021, and White Light/White Heat. In addition, The City Gates are featured in printed prestigious magazines such as Sonic Seducer, Big Takeover and Longueur d’ondes. TCG is also featured on Cold Transmission’s Zeitgeist compilations.
The City Gates played hundred of shows, sharing the stage with Trisomie 21, Actors, The Foreign Resort, Bootblacks, A Place to Bury Strangers, NOTHING, Blushing, Yama Uba, Deserta, New Canyons, and HAPAX (TBA). TCG have
toured in the U.K, Canada, and USA. During their travels, TCG performed in prestigious festivals such as Darkspring Boston, Kalamashoegazer, Canadian Music Week, Velouria and the Focus Wales.
While their 2020 American West Coast tour was canceled due to COVID, TCG performed in numerous live streaming festivals such as DKFM’s DreamGaze Worldwide, Dark Spring Boston, and Indepencia Sonica.
The City Gates is planning a tour in Europe and in North America for 2022.