Australian 4 piece TheCityShakeUp have built their reputation with punk around the edges renegade rock.
Born from the bowels of 90's punk and rock - TCSU write their music collectively drawing on the combined influences and ideals of all four members in the band. This united front is heavily represented on their latest EP "Trigger Happy Slander" - a social commentary on the less chivalrous - Addressing futile hostility, first world problems and everyone's old friend heart-ache.
With a sound that's been forged on the road, TCSU bare it all on stage and leave nothing behind. Whether the show is for a crowd of a thousand or simply for a select few the lads make it their mission to ensure everyone leaves as sweaty and thunderstruck as they are. From winning over the crowd at the USA 2013 Vans Warped Tour, Australia's longest running national music festival - The Big Day Out , to opening for Canada's Billy Talent amongst an onslaught of international and local supports (not to mention their own headlining tours). The TCSU lads are no strangers to the stage and life on the road.
The traditional DIY punk ethos is one that is not lost on these har working Aussie lads. TCSU are self managed, self funded, self promoted, hell they even design and print their own shirts. It only takes one look at their completely self shot film clips or a quick listen to any of the releases recorded in their self made studio (they even constructed their own vocal booth) to realize these self sufficient beasts are no chumps.
Pouring every ounce of energy they have into their music and with 2014 set to be their biggest year yet, The City Shakeup show no signs of slowing down as they herald in a new breed of DIY rock renegades.