Previously known as The Ady Baker Sound, Cities In Dust is an indie-rock meets punk meets psychedelia group from the UK. Cities In Dust may have only started releasing material during the last year, however, The Ady Baker Sound has been around for several years. Coming about during the post-Brexit period, the genre-defying quartet is unafraid to take on provocative material in an intimate way. Featured in Louder Than War, Less Than 1000 Followers, Punk Rocker, Sinusoidal Music, Music For The Misfits and various radio stations/playlists, these talented artists are turning heads across the globe. The latest addition to their discography is ‘Vanishing Anarchist’.
With comparisons to Kasabian, Gorillaz, Beck and The Charlatans, you can imagine Cities In Dust has a unique sound and they prove that in their new track ‘Vanishing Anarchist’. Following the well-received debut single ‘This Chaotic Shop’, ‘Vanishing Anarchist’ is a combination of pounding drums and powerful guitars in a slightly distorted melodic arrangement. The interesting thing about this band is how they find a flowing rhythm within the obscurity of sound. Recorded, mixed and mastered at Whitehouse Studios, Cities In Dust showcase their eclecticism and innovation as artists in the track’s melody, but it is not only the dramatic sound that captures one’s attention, it is the lyricism.
As I mentioned above, Cities In Dust are unafraid to take on controversial topics in their material. The band shares that “…the song title ‘Vanishing Anarchist’ was inspired by a reference in the memories of Stephen Morris from New Order but refers to those people who are very vocal about their politics and position themselves as an activist but never back it up with action. In fact, run away at the first sign of trouble.” Now, I do not want to name names when it comes to this type of person, but the concept is relatable within various societies. Exploring the issues of living in a world with social disorder, Cities In Dust approaches existential crisis in this cinematic single.
In addition to the single, Cities In Dust released an official music video for ‘Vanishing Anarchist’. Please note that this video uses lighting effects and image transitions that can trigger seizures in people with photosensitive epilepsy. Viewer discretion is advised.