This City Limits have just released their brand new single Too Scared To Swim with an accompanying video. We asked the band a few questions about the new song, recording at Steel City Studios and their upcoming EP.
WHERE ARE YOU FROM?
We all live in different places - Leeds, Hull, Derby, but Leeds is our point of convergence. It's where we practice, and the gigs we do there are the best!
Will and George are brothers, and have always played music together, but in 2013 they decided to do it properly and start a band. After a few lineup changes, we settled with Rob and Josh in late 2014, and haven't looked back.
It's based on a lyric by a band called Polar Bear Club. Apparently they took their name from another band's lyrics, so we thought it was kind of neat. They're an amazing band, with great lyrics and loads of energy, but they've fallen into obscurity the last few months which is a real shame.
YOU'VE JUST RELEASED A NEW SINGLE, TOO SCARED TO SWIM, TELL US A BIT ABOUT IT...
We wrote the song together at the first practice with our current line-up. Will came in with some chords and a set of lyrics, and we thrashed it out line by line. There was a real buzz as we were writing it, and it all came together really quickly. If only they were all like that!
It was great fun, but really intense. It's a really cool studio in the old industrial part of Sheffield. They've got some great instruments and amps, and they've had some great bands go through recently, such as ROAM, Trash and Elegies. Our producer James Hill worked us all really hard, and we were exhausted by the end, but we're really pleased with the results.
It was Will who came up with it really, he's the ideas man! It relates to the song's lyrics, the difficulties and displacement we all feel as we grow up, and the otherwise unimportant things that keep us grounded. Once the idea was sorted, we got to build a massive fort for the actress, Olivia Ross, to use in the narrative scenes. Simple things!
Rise Against, The Wonder Years, Neck Deep.
Our next single 'Runaway' is out on 2 October. Then we've got a few one-off shows, before we head out on tour at the end of October with our good friends, the Sheffield-based O Captain. Following that, our new EP Here's To Hoping will be out on 13 November. For details of gigs, tours and releases, you can go to our Facebook page or any of our other social media sites.
Check out Too Scared To Swim below:
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