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Alter The Press! Presents: These City Walls

Formed around 5 years ago in their teens and under the name of Airheads, These City Walls have been playing throughout their native Yorkshire and have shared the stage with bands such as Glasvegas and strangely enough 1970's teeny-bop band Bay City Rollers.

However don't let these support slots fool you as the quartet's sound is one that goes down the alt pop-rock route, with the band classing Jimmy Eat World and All-American Rejects as influences. For example their latest single 'Butterfly Feelings' is a decent blend of melodic rock with a subtle hint of sensible pop and overall shows a lot of promise for the York group. With further material set to be released in the form of a new EP and shows Francesqa and The Charlatans in the near future, These City Walls are set to keep themselves busy in the coming months.

For Fans Of: Jimmy Eat World, All-American Rejects, and Mayday Parade.

Alter The Press: Why should Alter The Press! readers check you out?
These City Walls: I like to think we bring some fun back to the scene and we really love looking after our fans. This has been a real advantage to us as we have the best fans ever who are there at every show, and have been there at every show since we were 14 playing some grimy backstreet venues kicking our Ramones covers. We all live together and just live for what were doing, I don't really know what else we'd be capable of doing if we weren't in These City Walls...

ATP: What's the story behind the band?
TCW: Well. We are old, old friends. York is a small place but somehow we managed to find each other at a very young age (living over the road from each other and next door to grandparents.. etc.) We really started the band (then called Airheads) in high school when we were 14/15 years old. We played a lot of gigs at that age, reaching out to older music to cover and learn how the whole thing worked. We had a small break last year when university got in the way of our band but now were all living together and live is pretty good.

ATP: Single highlight as a band so far?
TCW: This year we have been pretty focused, getting tracks ready and playing lots of gigs in the Yorkshire area. We have played some great support slots but I think playing with Glasvegas is our highlight so far, such nice guys and great to see a hard working band like them do so well. I think because we've been working harder behind the scenes the best stuff hasn't happened yet, but stay tuned and I hope you will see some of the great things we will be doing over this oncoming year. When we hit the road I think things will change!

ATP: What are your plans for the 12 months?
TCW: This time next year we will be hitting the road in some way or another and touring the UK. We've wanted to do it for a long time and we are just going to bite the bullet and get out on the road. We will also be recording a full length EP, which will probably be released for free. We don't care about the money, just want people to listen to our music and hopefully like it. There's nothing better than people singing back your songs at gigs.

'Butterfly Feeling' by These City Walls is available now on Spotify & iTunes.

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