Soon after their lengthy interview for IDIOTEQ, new Swedish hardcore band CITY KEYS (ex-ANCHOR) is back with a full stream of their powerful debut EP “Tp The Scale”. Listen below and scroll down to see the track-by-track break-down, as well as their upcoming live dates.
“Tip The Scale”, probably the grooviest track on this EP. Lyrics about taking control over your life, not let bullshit or other people control the decisions you take. Calle is doing some of the lead vocal parts on this song.
“Self Defense”, pretty straight forward, has a lot of cool elements that we all really appreciate and a good blend of metal, punk and hardcore. Lyrics about the current state of affairs going on in the Middle East and the coherent disgusting, lack of responsibility taken and response from some of the richest countries in the world. Only guitar solo on this EP, and a die hard guest guest from Daniel, DIE YOUNG.
“Weight of Mountains”, another groovy one. Probably the first one we finished writing. Lyrics dealing with Claes relationship to his dad, and I guess unhealthy relationships to people close to you in general. I’m doing some lead vocals on this track.
“Lone Wolves”, kinda chuggy, slow song with a darker vibe in the guitar work. The song is dedicated to people who keep on fighting to change this corrupt and often scary world to the better no matter how hopeless it may be. Simply because its the right thing fight back if you´re in a position to do so! Guest parts by Johannes of the great CULT OF LUNA and RIWEN.
GO HERE to read the full interview
October 18 2016 DE, Kiel @ Alte Meirei
October 19 2016 DE, Dresden @ C40B
October 20 2016 DE, Mannheim @ JUZ
October 21 2016 DE, Leipzig @ Kulturcafe Manfred
October 22 2016 DE, Berlin @ Orwo Haus
October 23 2016 DE, Griefswald @ Juz Klex
November 23 2016 TBA
November 24 2016 DE, Braunschweig @ B58
November 25 2016 DE, Cologne @ Club Privat
November 26 2016 DE, Esslingen @ Komma Kultur
November 27 2016 DE, Munich @ Feierwerk
November 28 2016 CH, Lucerne @ TBA
November 29 2016 AT, Vienna @ Venster99
November 30 2016 TBA
December 1 2016 CZ, Prague @ Na Pul Cesty
December 2 2016 PL, Krakow @ Warsztat
December 3 2016 PL, Warsaw @ Poglos
December 4 2016 PL, Poznan @ Rozbrat
July 8 2017 DE, Hardcore Help Foundation Fest