For the four members of CITY REIGN – Chris Bull (vocals, guitar), Michael Grice (guitar), Glaze (bass) & Sam Jones (Drums) – Numbers For Street Names is the culmination of 3 years of dedication and hard work into this comprehensive body of work. The record features songs spanning from their initial demo Daybreak EP to the closing track recorded a mere day before pressing the CD.
Time has been spent perfecting their songcraft and musicianship to rework older songs whilst continually writing newer material. The band’s focus has always been to let the music and lyrics speak for the band better than anything else.
Since recording the EP, Sam Jones has decided to pursue other projects outside music and has since been replaced with the fiery Scottish powerhouse Duncan Bolton who studied at the Royal Northern College of Music.
The EP includes their first single ‘Making Plans’, which caught the attention of BBC6Music’s Steve Lamacq upon its release in October 2010, as well as ‘Out In The Cold’, which received a raving recommendation from The Independent when it was released earlier this year.
‘We’re extremely proud of these 5 songs. It’s a good mix of the punchier pop songs like the singles Making Plans and Out In The Cold, alongside bigger ‘anthemic’ songs like The Line. It closes nicely with a new song called Anywhere Anyway recorded at the 11th hour that we knew instantly had to close the record. Although the song is stripped back, the vocal layers give it depth and shows the attention to detail we put into everything we do says singer Chris Bull.
The band is due to promote the record with dates both nationally and internationally with a string of dates (see below).
‘We’ve made a lot of friends from all over the place through releasing the first few singles. We were keen to get out and meet these people and play our songs live, so we’re really looking forward to these dates.’
Numbers For Street Names will be released on the bands own label Car Boot Records on CD and digital Download and available to order from the band’s website.
Nov 12th The Bay, Glasgow
Nov 19th Bull & Gate, Camden, London
Nov 26th Gullivers, Manchester
Dec 3rd The Live Lounge, Blackburn