The City Gates | Post Punk / Dark Wave / Canada
With their Age of Resilience (Icy Cold Records/Velouria Recordz) and Forever Orbiter (Northern Light Records) LPs, The City Gates gained international resonance in the dark alternative music scene. Both albums featured in many "Best albums of the Year" charts, and the band has been highlighted in well-known magazines such as Sonic Seducer, Orkus, Big Takeover, Longueur d’ondes, and Post-Punk.
That made The City Gates toured in the European Union, U.K., USA, and Canada. The band shared stages with A Place to Bury Strangers, Trisomie 21, Actors, The Foreign Resort, HAPAX, Solar Fake, Vision Video, Golden Apes, Bootblacks, Deserta, Nothing, The Veldt, She Pleasures Herself, Nox Novacula, which further might give you an indication of their sonic landscape.
The City Gates also played several festivals in the likes of the Return to the Batcave, Dark Spring Boston, Black Web, Kalamashoegazer, Canadian Music Week, and Focus Wales.
Their electrifying live shows can be described as a relentless barrage of melodic guitars, explosive drums and aggressive bass, mixed with cathedral-esque vocals, coalesced with energetic performances and visuals. Which brings the audience into an interstellar journey that keeps followers wanting more and more.
The City Gates next album LP is due for fall 2024 on Icy Cold Records and Velouria Recordz. The first album single "Hanged Drawn and Quartered" is already available, and received acclaimed critics. The City Gates recently made a cover song of the Golden Apes for their 25th Anniversary. The song will be released in late 2023.