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Supporting Fight Like Apes @ Night & Day Cafe 

8th July

We've been hidden away in our bunker for a while now, but its time to come out and say hello now.

Join us at Night & Day Cafe next Thursday supporting the bloomin' marvelous Fight Like Apes 

MusicOMH Interview

2nd April

Head over to MusicOMH to read an exclusive interview with Chris about the making of Another Step and his love for Idlewild and Ryan Adams.

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Guitar Lovin'

25th March

The reviews are coming in thick and fast now. Be sure to pick up your copy of 

Acoustic Magazine

"A joyful clattering, reinvigoration of the best Mancunian indie guitar music"

Guitar Techniques Magazine

"Almost a best-of from the outset"

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Live Review  - Fake DIY

11th March

A big thank you to This Is Fake DIY for giving our album launch gig with The Red Suns and Foreign Hands such a glowing review.

"City Reign tonight showcase a debut album that is as rich and satisfying live as it is on record"


Another Step - Out Now

25th February

Its been one hell of a journey since Chris and Mike first met at that Ryan Adams show to releasing our debut album today. 

We'd like to thank everyone that's been involved with helping us chase our dream.

Its with great pleasure and honour we bring you "Another Step"

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Q Magazine - Playlist Special

19th February

Having recorded ‘Another Step’ in Sacred Trinity Church, Salford. Q Magazine sat down with the gang to ask what inspired them to record there and what other strange locations have been used to record albums.


Another Step - Online Stream

18th February

A week ahead of its full release

The bloomin marvelous GoldFlakePaint are streaming the album for you all to listen to! 

We hope you enjoy


Clash Magazine Review

7th February

The first magazine review is in and it’s blown us away;

“a weighted first step on rock’s nefarious road to success”

Thank you Clash for your continued support


Another Step - Album Pre-Order

10th January 

Well, we've waited a long time for the announcement, so let’s not wait any longer.

As you know, we will be releasing our debut full length album February 25th, and we are pleased to offer you the chance to pre-order your copy now.

You will be able to download the full album one week prior to its official release.

Many of you have supported us for a very long time. We could not have made this album without you, and we can't wait for you to hear it.

We hope you enjoy...

"Fast becoming one of the best young bands to follow"

4th December

Good evening all,

We've come to the end of our tour and we'd like to express a massive thanks to everyone who came along. You made it all worthwhile and hopefully we put on a good show for you in return. 

If you missed our homecoming gig at The Castle, you can read here why Clash Magazine described us as "fast becoming one of the best young bands to follow"

Retaliate - Free Download

30th November

After the highs of the tour we decided to treat you all to another preview of our upcoming album 'Another Step'.

Retaliate is our most beautiful song to date, thanks to the special string arrangement from our friend Maya Kashif.

Louder Than War have an exclusive article on it and you can also download from there.

Supporting Ultrasound - Stockton-on-Tees - 30th Nov

12th November

We've been asked to open for Ultrasound at The Georgian Theatre, Stockton on Tees November 30th.

Back with a second album a mere 13 (that’s thirteen) years after colossal debut ‘Everything Picture’ rattled the gills of the album charts. And back on fierce panda, launch pad for their debut ‘Same Band’ single the first time around. You really couldn’t make it up, but make up they have.

For more details head over to

Ahead Of Ideas - Released Today

5th November

Today marks the day when you can finally get your hands on our new single. Click the image underneath to purchase from each store.



In Their Own Words

11th October 2012


Chris has been asked by our friends to write a regular column about the band and what we've been up to. Head over now to get a insight into what we've been up to.

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Ahead of Ideas Video

3rd October 2012

It is with great pleasure we present to you the Ahead Of Ideas Video released November 5th. Taken from our debut album "Another Step"

The video is made up of documentary footage taken by Louise Cowley of Bloc + Blur, who joined us during the recording of the album back in February.

She’s captured the mood of the recording sessions brilliantly, so we’re really looking forward to sharing it with our fans.

Ahead of Ideas

20th September 2012


We have the pleasure to announce the release of the first single, ‘Ahead of Ideas’ on November 5th from our forthcoming debut album ‘Another Step’.

The single and album were recorded with Manchester-based producer Sam Jones, who took us into Sacred Trinity Church in Salford. Jones chose the church for its rich natural reverb, which we hope has helped to bring depth to our sound.

We’ll be heading out on tour in November to all the cities listed on the right hand side of the page.

Hope to see you there

Clash Magazine Presents

12th September 2012


Saturday October 6th - The Deaf Institute, Manchester - Jim Noir, Silverclub & City Reign

We will be making our Manchester comeback opening the bill on the forthcoming and inaugural Clash Manchester Night at The Deaf Institute. Clash magazine have been running a successful night in London for some time now, and in partnership with the boys from Northern Noise, have decided they can no longer justify running a music magazine without having a monthly night right here in the UK Capital of Music. The night is doubling as the album launch for Manchester based Jim Noir, and support will come from ourselves and the brilliant Silverclub. So if you’re in Manchester on October 6th, make sure you don’t miss out and get your tickets below

Catch Up

10th September 2012

Evening all, and welcome to September. It’s been a while since we last spoke and we’ve been pretty busy behind closed doors. That’s all about to change, as we’ll be swinging open those doors and stumbling out into the daylight, shielding our eyes from the blinding autumn sunshine.

Quick round up on what we’ve been up to since we last spoke, and we had a great time at Tramlines Festival. The Cobden View was a great little venue, hopefully we’ll get to go back, and a special mention to Richy for putting us on and being generally a top guy.

We’ve also put the finishing touches to our single and forthcoming video, news of both will be coming very soon.



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