Port Cities in plea to Leeds music lovers

Port Cities are heading for Leeds next week.
Port Cities are heading for Leeds next week.
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Canadian country pop group Port Cities are appealing to music lovers in Leeds to help them choose the perfect location to film a video in the city.

The trio, from Nova Scotia, will be on the road in the UK next week as they launch their new double A-side single ‘Where Have You Been/In The Dark’. They will be visiting various port cities and filming a collection of performances which will become ‘Postcards from Port Cities’.

The Canadian band need locals to help them chose iconic locations in each of the cities they visit, and join them as they film one-off performances in front of unique backdrops.

The trip is inspired by a recent visit to Brighton where the band performed in front of the famous pier.

The UK has so many unique and inspirational locations to choose from and so Port Cities are asking locals to help decide which view encapsulates their city the best. They invite everyone to come along and be part of the filming and introduce the band to their home towns. Connect with the band @port_cities and post photos of what you think are the best location in your area.

Port Cities will be visiting the following port cities:

Wednesday September 27 – York and Newcastle

Thursday September 28 – Manchester

Friday September 29 – Leeds

Monday October 2 – Swindon

Tuesday October 3 – Bristol and Swansea

Wednesday October 4 – Liverpool

Thursday October 5 – Nottingham

Port Cities’ music is a perfect balance of Nashville (where much of it was recorded) and Nova Scotia (where the band reside); of the rustic and atmospheric, of indie intimacy and the sort of arena-pop anthems that betray Port Cities’ globe-trotting ambitions; 2017 sees the band embark upon their second cross-Canadian and European tours.

Such ambition does not prevent moments of delicate musical insight though and new single ‘Where Have You Been’ is seductive with oozing harmonies, intricate slide guitar and acoustic movements and contemplative lyrics. As Carleton Stone explains: “One thing we all seem to connect with lyrically is showing a less-than-perfect idea of love, and not being scared to talk about how everything is not great, or call out a lot of what normal, traditional love songs would be about.”