Gimme Your Answers: An Interview w/ CityLightz

CityLightzI’ve been listening to a ton of new music lately, but a group I’ve had on repeat are CityLightz. I found CityLightz whilst searching through submissions and am absolutely thrilled I did. With their neat and unexpected spin on indie music, I believe this group is one you have to keep an eye on- you’ll easily become musically addicted to them! CityLightz took the time to speak to AMBY about their music, inspirations, time machines, writing songs and eating chicken!

AMBY: How would you describe CityLightz sound in three words?

CityLightz: Out the box.

AMBY: Where did your name come from?

CityLightz: Luke was a big fan of an American band call Over it and they had a song called citylights so we sort of pinched it an cooled it up with a Z!

AMBY: Where did you draw inspiration from to combine indie music and that funky rap vibe?

CityLightz: Luke and Ad actually started Citylightz as an indie band but when threw a party at their place B was there and they got the guitars and B started rapping about the angry next door neighbour and it just sort of caught on from there.

AMBY: What’s the best part about being in CityLightz?

CityLightz: The fact that you never know what’s coming next we have played indie,funk, jazz, ska and reggae, I’m feeling a folk song next.

AMBY: Where would CityLightz go in a time machine?

CityLightz: Back to the 60’s and try get a feature on every number one ever written, except call me maybe that should never  of happened!

AMBY: Which artists have you been listening to lately?

CityLightz: We listen to a lot of unsigned music and listen to a lot of the bands tht we play with like: The Town, The One Twos, The Clocktower and the band we think you should watch out for Dirty Little Lies.

AMBY: What is the best song of 2012?

CityLightz: Kendrick Lamar- Swimming Pools

AMBY: And lastly, what’s something about CityLightz that nobody knows yet?

CityLightz: We are actually releasing our debut single middle of next year which is exciting and also we spend our spare time writing songs and eating chicken!


Check out CityLightz awesome track Swings, for you know it’s all swings and roundabouts, roundabouts and swiiiiiiiiiings! And lastly, thanks so much CityLightz for giving me your answers!

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Alicia Atout

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