The City Views

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Out of the remnants of The Sensitive Drunks comes Perth trio, The City Views, who come across as a more mature version of their predecessor across the tracks of their self-titled debut.

There is still a pop sensibility through each of these tunes, without the trace of bubblegum as the guitars get dirtier and the songs are more dense. Dave Wallace clearly has his head in the fertile era of slacker rock where guitar bands ruled the day. “Mute” has the classic 90’s indie rock sound with the mid-tempo track having a feel that is closer to Sidewinder than Smudge.

“Can’t Afford A Wedding” is a prototype Wallace tune with the happy chords of the underdog and a chorus that will earworm you for days. The trio put their strongest foot forward on “ That’s Why You Always Take The Long Way Home” with ‘Sid’ Eaton fleshing things out with tasteful harmonies while holding together the rhythm section.

The City Views are a rawer beast than is expected, yet they never let the crunch of these new tunes get in the way of their knack for a hook. Slackers of the world unite!

Chris Havercroft – Xpress Magazine. (Perth)
Oct 29th 2015.

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Set to be released October 23, 2015, The City Views (Egomaniac Music) informs us the band already has their act together. The four-track EP – which offers all original material – ripples, romps and rustles to an engaging cadence geared to keep the listener interested.

A bubbling cauldron of chiming guitars, harmonious vocals, and insistent hooks wash over the City Views’ terminally catchy “That’s Why You Always Take the Long Way Home,” where “Mute,” “Can’t Afford a Wedding,” and “Subconscious Psychosis” are cut of a similar fabric. Crackling with energy, hypnotic rhythms, and a nice balance of melody and distortion, these songs expose the band’s love for dreamy but driving shoegazing pop, brimming with concentrated emotions.

A shimmering rawness and edge, complemented by a taut incision levitate The City Views to skyscraper heights. These guys really know their stuff, and I am sure that everybody who hears this disc will become an instant fan.

- Beverly Paterson, Something Else (USA)
somethingelsereviews.com/2015/10/18/the-city-views/

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The CITY VIEWS
Debut Ep , CD, Digital
egomaniac Music
The reactivation of the label Music Egomaniac Mr. Joe Algeri will be produced in a few months a nice collection of succulent EP which have everything to delight lovers of pop melodies. And especially every time we meet with smooth discs, euphoric , short but rich. As " Debut EP " The City Views which brings us in a dream 90's Pop Noisy , one foot on the side of MC4 another in the REM period of the IRS . 5 songs that come gently knocking on door of your cerebellum to settle there and snug for long.
The City Views should be drilled deep in all those like me who feel orphaned Lemonheads , are not insensitive to the playfulness of Muffs , crack on Jangle Pop , Guadalcanal Diary , still have some good memories of the period of Cure and Pop always revere the Paisley Underground !
The Power of Pop : no doubt!

Bertrand Tappaz (France)
voixdegaragegrenoble.blogspot.fr/2015/11/chroniquesthe-city-views-holly.html

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released October 23, 2015

Recorded by Mark Eaton in Mundaring, Guildford and Yangebup between Sept. 2014 and March 2015. Mixed and Mastered by Mark Eaton at Lyre Bird. Cover Photo taken by Simon Harrison in Ohio. Songs by Dave Wallace. Thanks to Joe Algeri and Egomanic Music, The Leap Year, Smudge, The Wine Dark Sea, The Jangle Band, Bob Howard and Radio Fremantle, Zoe Neill, Cynara Eaton, Abbey and Isla, Polly and Ivy, William Wallace, Seb G, Steve Bond, Jason Cleary, Barr, Caitlin and all at RTR FM. In Memory of Louanne Jones.

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The City Views Perth, Australia

The City views hail from Perth, Western Australia. Brought to life after the demise of local heroes “the sensitive drunks”, Dave Wallace and Mark Eaton enlisted the help of guitarist and long time friend, Tom Goodrick, and then made him buy a bass. The City Views have produced a four track e.p. of
charming yet sometimes brutal indie rock. Available for digital download on Egomaniac Music.
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