Discordant and noisy guitar rock in a harmonious indie-pop disguise. The City Views is a four-piece band from Perth, Western Australia. The band’s sound has been described as a blend of The Lemonheads, Sebadoh and Swervedriver with a distinctly Western Australian twist. The songs of guitarist/singer Dave Wallace form the foundations of the band’s sound while drummer, Mark Eaton, fleshes things out with tasteful vocal harmonies, holding the rhythm section together along with Hazz Kneen on Bass (Replacing original bassist Tom Goodrick). Joining in 2023, the newest member of The City Views is Jeff West on second guitar. With this current line-up, a new and exciting sonic direction is playing out.
The City Views formed in 2015 and their 2nd ever show was in support of Sydney’s indie rock legends Smudge. In the few years that followed, the band released their debut self-titled EP (Available on Bandcamp) on Perth music legend Joe Algeri’s Egomaniac label and have supported numerous national and international acts including Even (Vic), Header (WA), Big Country (UK), The Clouds (NSW) and The Charlatans (UK). The band has also appeared at numerous local festivals and community events including WAMfest and RTR’s Winter Music Festival.
The four current members have appeared in many original Perth acts since the 90’s: Dave – The Sensitive Drunks, Bucket, Aisling, The JAC, The Jangle Band. Mark – Liquid Altar, Ease, Idle 55, Jabber Jaws, The JAC, The Jangle Band, The Sensitive Drunks. Jeff – Bucket, Wilburforce, The Jayco Brothers. Hazz – Thermos Cardy, Benedict Moleta Band, Jabber Jaws.
In February 2019 the band released its second EP, “Find Me Rewinding”, which is currently available on 10” vinyl via Bandcamp. The third EP “The Future Is the Past” came along in 2021 and showed the bands sound evolving into something more sonically textured and dynamic. All three EP’s are available digitally on all streaming services via Nic Daltons legendary Half a Cow Records. The City Views play regularly across Perth and Fremantle and are forever evolving into an indie rock tour de force. Thanks to all our fans and the great bands we play 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.
Saturday October 7th with Loads, Magnets Have Souls & The Foes at Badlands - Tickets from Oztix.
Friday 11th August Min Min Lights EP Launch with Michael Gabriel And The Quixotics, Benny J Ward & The Matt Dillans at The Rosemount Hotel Bar Four5Nine.
Friday 23rd June with Mindful Eys and Something Humble at Seasonal Brewing, Maylands.
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