The City Kill are a young post-punk/noise-rock/drone band from Copenhagen, Denmark, made up of three Danes and an Australian.
These three young Danes and one Australian mix their own brand of sinister, reverb-driven post-punk with the more classic influence of The Birthday Party, The Gun Club, Crime & the City Solution, Ennio Morricone, Nico and This Heat – droning walls of guitar noise and twang, whipped up around eerie vocals and subtle tribal drums.
The band formed in Copenhagen in late-2007, when school friends Bjarke, Tobias and Signe wound up making music together. The band received increasingly positive responses from their early shows, and a self-recorded demo from December 2007 got them positive reviews on the well respected transmission.nu and lowcut.dk music sites, and caused much talk in the Copenhagen underground rock community. They continued to operate and perform as a three-piece until October 2008, when they were joined by Matthew, an Australian musician new to Copenhagen. The City Kill released their self-titled debut LP in September 2009 on the Copenhagen-based Red Tape imprint, to positive reviews and strong sales. The album was recorded by Per Buhl Acs and mastered by Sods/Sort Sol/The Bleeder Group legend Peter Peter. The band ended 2009 with several shows around Copenhagen, culminating in a show with Australian ATP recording artists The Drones at Vega, and a set at the inaugural Scream In the Dark festival, a two-day event held at Huset i Magstræde. The City Kill are ready to begin 2010, after emerging fresh from a two month hiatus, used to work on material for their follow-up album. After their recent show at Loppen with hyped US noise rockers Times New Viking, The City Kill are preparing to book shows throughout the spring and summer of 2010, in anticipation of the recording of their second album later in the year.
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