“A vein of
light banter, enthusiastic swearing and decent some punk rock… I was won over” – Fasterlouder.com.au
4 piece TheCityShakeUp have built their reputation with punk around the edges
renegade rock. Born from the bowels of 90’s punk and rock – TCSU write their music
collectively drawing on the combined influences and ideals of all four members
in the band. This united front is heavily represented on their latest EP
“Trigger Happy Slander” – a social commentary on the less chivalrous - Addressing futile hostility, first world
problems and everyone’s old friend heart-ache.
a sound that’s been forged on the road, TCSU bare it all on stage and leave
nothing behind. Whether the show is for a crowd of a thousand or simply for a
select few the lads make it their mission to ensure everyone leaves as sweaty
and thunderstruck as they are. Winning over the crowd at Australias longest
running national music festival – The Big Day Out in 2011, Opening for Canada’s
finest Billy Talent in 2012 amongst an onslaught of international and local
supports (not to mention their own headlining tours). The TCSU lads are no
strangers to the stage and life on the road.
traditional DIY punk ethos is one that is not lost on these rock renegades.
TCSU are self managed, self funded, self promoted, hell they even design and
print their own shirts. It only takes one look at their completely self shot
film clips or a quick listen to any of the releases recorded in their self made
studio (they even constructed their own vocal booth) to realize these self
sufficient beasts are no chumps.
every ounce of energy they have into their music and with 2013 set to be their
biggest year yet, The City Shakeup show no signs of slowing down as they herald
in a new breed of DIY rock renegades.