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After the sweeping success of their last single “Entropic”, indie pop 5-piece Coastal Cities are sharing a brand new tune called “Summer Reign”. This soft and dreamy number is one half of a double A-side single, which will be released on November 18th via Once Upon a Time Records.

Often compared with Two Door Cinema Club, or any number of young indie bands, Coastal Cities have been around for a few years now, delivering snappy pop songs coated in hazy synths and floating vocals. Now fresh out of college, and with this new single, Coastal Cities are bound to impress further as they take another step into the world armed with their own individual take on UK indie.

Find out more about Coastal Cities on Facebook and stream a few tracks on SoundCloud. Buy all their music on


Young indie pop 5-piece Coastal Cities have announced the release of their new double A-side single “Entropic” / “Nothing Ever Changes”, out June 3 on Once Upon A Time Records. The first song to surface “Entropic” is a fresh and addictive track which has summer vibes pumping through its veins. It was produced by Hugh Worskett (Delphic) and mixed by Adrian Bushby (The Rapture, Two Door Cinema Club).

Coastal Cities boast a sound fuelled by jagged funked-up guitars, 80’s tinged keyboard riffs and upbeat summer vibes, delivering a fantastic mix of indie rock and pop with dance inclinations. Their previous releases, “Relief” and “Think Tank”, saw them gain some impressive radio airplay and with this new single, they are bound to impress further as they show the world their very own take on UK indie.

Over the next couple of months Coastal Cities will be performing a handful of shows in and around the UK to support the release of their new single. Find out more on Facebook and buy the music on


Coastal Cities

Coastal Cities are a brand new indie-dance band comprised of five 17 year olds (yes, 17!) from High Wycombe, west of London. Declan Cullen (guitar/vocals), Sean Semmens (guitar) and Lewis Slade (drums) met in the Summer of 2009 and after recruiting Dan Hardy (bass) and William Clark (keys) Coastal Cities was formed.

Inspired by The Smiths, Joy Division and other 80’s New Wave bands, but also by dance music, Coastal Cities set out to make music people like them could relate to but also that they could dance to. Soon after the band posted their first songs on Soundcloud, The Drums tweeted that they couldn’t stop listening to “Think Tank” and French music bible Les Inrockuptibles said the song was “irresistible”.

Coastal Cities - Relief     

The band delivers snappy, upbeat songs that combine the jangly guitars of Two Door Cinema Club with the implacable hooks of early Foals. Add some synths and the occasional yelps and you get a fantastic mix of indie rock with dance inclinations. But the most surprising thing about Coastal Cities is that, despite their young age, they seem to have a pretty clear vision of the kind of music they want to make and they go for it in with so much passion, it’s almost impossible not to like them!

Coastal Cities - Think Tank     

The single “Think Tank” will be released on December 5 via Once Upon a Time Records and the boys also plan to play a string of shows in support of this. Find out more about Coastal Cities on Facebook and stream a few tracks on SoundCloud. Buy on