Introduce yourself and your music:
We are This City Limits, a Yorkshire-based alt-punk band. We are Will Turner (lead vocalist), George Turner (lead guitar), Ed Thornton (bass), and Sam Hamer (drums).
How would you describe your sound and lyric style?
We try to imbue our music with plenty of energy and enthusiasm – it relies heavily on distorted guitars and loud drums. However, we also try very hard to retain a sense of melody, and the songs are definitely driven by Will’s vocals. He writes most of the lyrics, and they’re inspired more by personal experience than anything else.
Who are your main influences?
Our personal influences are pretty diverse, ranging from punk and metal, to folk and house music. The music we write is influenced by UK bands like We Are The Ocean and Mallory Knox, as well as US punk bands like Polar Bear Club, Rise Against and the Menzingers. All of these bands are amazing live, and the energy and passion that they exhibit is something we’re working really hard to emulate.
What are you working on now?
Right now we’re about halfway through the recording of our second EP. We’ve just released a new single called Amputate, along with our very first music video. We’ll be putting another track out fairly soon. The EP will be out during the Summer, but we’re keen to make it as good as possible, so we’ve not settled on a date yet.
Are you touring now?
We’ve been playing a lot recently, mostly in Yorkshire, which has been fantastic. May will probably be a quiet month though, unfortunately, as Sam and Will are taking their final Uni exams. We’ve got some bookings for summer festivals though.
What can people expect at your live gigs?
We try to play loud, hard and with plenty of energy! We like to think of ourselves as a primarily live band, and our songs are written accordingly, so hopefully during live shows is when our music makes the most sense.
Where can people check out your music?
You can watch the video for our single Amputate on Youtube, or download it from Bandcamp, where you can also get a free copy of our first EP, Brittle Brass & Broken Bone.