We’ve just found out that tomorrow night’s show at the
Portland has been cancelled and is going to be rescheduled for January.
We’re sorry for the inconvenience and the short notice. We’ll let you know as soon as we know any more!
The First Nöel
As a blatent, Cowell-esque Christmas cash in we present to you our take on classic 18th Century carol “The First Nöel”. You can hear it being played out on Cambridge 105 Radio tonight from 7pm by the inimitable Mr. Rich Hughes, or download it for free right now:
We’ll also be playing at the Portland Arms, Cambridge on the 28th of December next week. Hopefully you won’t be too utterly bloated and immovable from Christmas dinner to make it down. That said, hopefully we won’t be too bloated and immovable to make it down either. For those of you that do, we’ll bring the turkey sandwiches.
Have a great Christmas, everyone.
South Street Arts Centre, Friday 9th December
Next Friday, we’ll be heading down the road to Reading, where we’ll be headlining the RUSS “An Evening With…” series at the South Street Arts Centre, or alternatively from a queue of traffic around the M25. It’s a meagre £2 entry and starts at 8pm. Support will come from local folks Patch Bawn and Jamie Strand. Have a flyer:
And the Facebook-aware of you can probably use this virtual flyer to find out more.
All being well, we’ll be on stage at 10pm. Come on down in you’re in the area and say hello!
Thankyou & New CDs!
Thankyou, thankyou, thankyou to everyone who came and saw us last Saturday! It was hot, and loud, and we were going a little crazy, but we had a fantastic time!
As hinted at on Saturday, we’ve just released two entire new floppy disc split A-side singles in the vein of 2008’s “Petrodollar / Analysis (Redux)”: “Atomic Clock / Sleeper Agent” and “WWSYD? / Kim Wilde”:
They’re available from our Bandcamp page, where you can find more information about each one, and download the MP3s for free!
Wish You Were Here Festival
It’s nearly time! This Saturday, we’ll be playing at Cambridge’s premier all-day festival,Wish You Were Here. It’s going to be a fantastic day, with loads of artists split across four stages.
Tickets are £13.50 advance and we’ll be playing at The Portland Arms from 6.45pm, so come on down and witness the debut of Rhys’ new, non-randomly-going-out-of-tune guitar. Marvel as he struggles to work with the completely different tone from the old one!
Status Report, July 2011
It seems like an age since we told anyone what we’re up to (our sporadic Twitter updates notwithstanding), so it seems like a good time for us to sit down and bring you up to date. We were hoping to have some “multimedia” (remember the 90s?) to go along with this, but events have conspired against that, unfortunately.
We’ve been in the studio recording several new songs towards our first full-length LP, which has currently no real title besides the imaginative working title of “LP1”. There are about six songs in various states of completion, and a few more than that written but not yet committed to tape in any meaningful way.
Tonight, we laid down a drum track for a song called “Frame of Reference”, which you can see us playing live here:
A bit of trivia: this was the very first song written by Rhys & Chris, before Jon joined and before City Seventeen was a real thing. That dates it to about 2005 if our collective memory serves us. Needless to say, it sounds a lot different now than it did then.
We’ve also confirmed for this year’s Wish You Were Here festival on the 2nd October, though exact details aren’t confirmed yet so we can’t say any more, other than we’re really excited about it!
Right, so some exciting news we’ve been sitting on for a bit too long now… our music has been used in a short film by NYU film student Nathan Wang, “Empty Skies”. Via the magic of the internet, you can watch this very film right here:
We’ll stick it up with the other videos on the site soon, too. Thanks Nathan!
So we found out that you can actually change that enormous URL that Facebook gives you to something more user-friendly. I think this is what it’s like to start feeling old, when you’re the last person to understand something about a technology everyone’s using…
Anyway: http://www.facebook.com/cityseventeen. Share it with your friends! Your colleagues! People you don’t know!
If this doesn’t allow us access to megastardom, I don’t know what will.
It seems that the whole importing our Twitter feed into this section of the site is a bit broken… I think for now it’s better if we disable it so you don’t think we’re actually insane/speaking in tongues. Those of you desperate to engage in low-level banter about what we’re doing on a daily basis should probably follow us on Twitter.
One of the greatest things we’ve ever seen: @ANTAmusic.