Words: ROBIN MUMFORD
Cities in Dust have this week released their new single ‘Tornado Road’ – the track traverses the difficult concepts of trying to overcome anguish and the unattainable.
Featuring an eclectic mix of nostalgic-sounding synths and ambience, that is combined with a funky, upbeat overtone which is finished off by frontman Ady Baker’s blissful vocalism, ‘Tornado Road’ also brings a charming melancholic summer vibe to the band’s psychedelic indie pop catalogue.
Talking about the release, Baker explains: “It’s about driving ahead full pelt; down the road you feel has no end. Letting go of your hopes and dreams, in fact trying to dream in different ways, even to dream in a different language”
The band will hope to bring their melancholy to the stage and beyond in upcoming months, with Cities in Dust playing two-hour long sets at Bunkfest in Wallingford on 3rd September. With their eerie ambience set to feature as the main highlight of the song, it is bound to be a popular live performance.
‘Tornado Road’ is set to follow the successes that the band have already notched, with BBC Music Introducing playlisting their music, and the band having played gigs with the likes of IDLES, Steve Mason, and Red Snapper.
Psychedelically striking indie music with a hint of stadium-sized rock, Cities in Dust aren’t only here to take part, but they were here to take over. Watch this space as their immersive music takes a hold on you.