Discordant guitar rock in a harmonious indie-pop disguise. For a three piece band The City Views from Perth, Western Australia sure pack an emotional punch. The songs of Dave Wallace form the skeleton of the band with drummer Mark Eaton fleshing things out with tasteful harmonies while holding together the rhythm section along with Harry Kneen on Bass.
The band formed in Perth in 2015 and their 2nd ever show was in support of Sydney’s indie rock legends Smudge. In the few years that followed The City Views released their debut self titled EP on Joe Algeri’s Egomaniac label and have supported numerous national and international acts including Even, Header and Scotland’s Big Country. The City Views have also made appearances at many community festivals, most recently the Mount Hawthorn Streets and Lanes Festival. The City Views sound has been described as a blend of The Lemonheads, Dinosaur Jr and early R.E.M. with a distinctly Western Australian twist.
The three members have appeared in many original Perth acts since the 90’s Including The Sensitive Drunks, Bucket, Aisling, The Usuals and The JAC among others. Sid and Dave are also currently the rhythm section for Perth pop exports, The Jangle Band.
In February 2019 the band released it’s second EP titled Find Me Rewinding digitally via Half a Cow records and on 10” vinyl at. Since the launch The City Views have been playing regularly across Perth and Fremantle and are forever evolving into an indie rock force to be reckoned with.
"A shimmering rawness and edge, complemented by a taut incision levitate The City Views to skyscraper heights"
“They never let the crunch of these new tunes get in the way of their knack for a hook. Slackers of the world unite!”
“There is still a pop sensibility though each of these tunes, without the trace of bubblegum as the guitars get dirtier and songs more dense. Dave Wallace clearly has his head in the fertile era of slacker rock where guitar bands ruled the day”
Thanks to all bands, venues and photographers who we played with, housed us or took these snaps for us.
Mindful Eyes E.P. Launch at Badlands on Friday, June 16th. with MindfulEyes, Something Humble, The City Views and Bank Holiday
28th April at Badlands with Lonesome dove and Humbug
Friday March 17th at Milk Bar Inglewood with Axel Carrington, Mergo, Rothko, Seaward, Vacuum Dreamer
Saturday Feb 4th at Mojos bar, North Fremantle with PMX and The Secret Buttons
Friday 27th of Jan 2023 at Badlands Bar with Lonesome Dove, The Community Chest, Min Lights & Spite Store
Sat Dec 10 at the Rosemount with The Clouds Sunday
October 16th 2022 at The Rosemount with The Charlatans (UK)
Friday September 16th @ Lynotts Lounge, Northbridge. With Fawn, Black Diamond Lake and Colourmind
Sunday 31st July @ Mojos, North Freo with Fawn, Stone Cold Super Friends and Kestrels and Kites.
Friday 22nd July 2022 @ The Milk Bar, Inglewood with Myths, Echo Adore and Terminal Beach
15th July 2022 With Fawn and Black Diamond Lake at the 459 bar (Rosemount hotel)
Friday June 17th @ the Sixty30 (The Baltimore, Merriwa) - with Fawn, Fort Mason and Guttered.Doors 7:30pm, Entry $10.
30th April 2022 With Yalla Yalla, Something Humble, Piranhanas & CryptidsThe AArdvark Bar Pre-Sale: $10, $15 at The Door
26th March 2022 With Magnets of Soul, Drag Liberties & Wayward JohnsonLyrics Underground - Doors Open 7:30pm $10 Entry - Seated Due To Covid Restrictions
19th November 2021 With The Mackerels, Doctorpuss and Metal Beach
The Milk Bar With Screamfeeder 25th of September 2021
The Rosemount Hotel 7th of May 2021 With King Cornelius, Danger Island & Secret Buttons
The Milk Bar Inglewood 28th of Feb 2020 With Reactor 3, Painkillers & Bin Night
The Bassendean Hotel March 4th 2020 With Aretinos, Jeremiah Salt, & Scott James
Mojo Bar 13th March 2020 With The Chlorine's, Echo Adore & Hot Spell
Lyric Lane Maylands With Screamfeeder - 30th of May 2020, Settlers Tavern Margaret RiverSettlers Tavern