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Inner City Dwellers – Rap Metal for Disaffected Britian

Terry Lane - Monday 19.04.10, 09:45am

Inner City Dwellers

Inner City Dwellers

London based Inner City Dwellers are a new voice socially-disaffected Britain.  Their music fuses rap, punk & nu-metal with their mix of abrasive, metallic guitar riffs and articulate, ‘estate-culture’ rapping.

With the emphasis for their first EP and album being on their ‘broken Britain’ stance, they are readily able to connect with the younger generation of music consumers; their music is pushing anti-establishment messages in the way that Rage Against The Machine, Discharge & The Sex Pistols have done before them.

Frontman Patrick Williams is perhaps best known in the drum n bass scene as MC Rage.  Having toured internationally for ten years as tour MC Rage for the likes of Goldie and Pendulum, Patrick Williams has most recently been the resident live and DJ MC for Chase & Status.  He cites influences from Gallows, Rage Against The Machine and The Clash to Plan B, Mos Def, Steel Pulse and Lowkey.

Musically, Inner City Dwellers offer up a combination of solid metal riffs, stadium-rock hooks and dreamy soundscapes.  Sam, Chris, Jake and Stephan are all graduates of the Academy of Contemporary Music (ACM) in Guildford and they combine perfectly to create a sound that is tight, solid and full of energy.

Following a hugely successful appearance at Manchester’s In The City festival, the band landed the support slot on Roni Size’s sold-out UK tour.  A trip to Europe to play at the Nokia and T-Mobile-sponsored SPRINGeight festival in Austria alongside The Streets was followed by another to Poland for an appearance at the Boogie Brain festival.  ICD continue to sell out venues like the Underworld (Camden), the Boileroom (Guildford) and the Peel (Kingston) and show clear potential, building upon their fanbase as they grow.

A brand new EP will be released in Spring 2010 and will feature guest appearances from Plan B.  At the same time, the band will shortly be introducing their own club night in London.  Run in conjunction with their management company, “LONDON RIOT” will be a weekly night aimed at students and young people.  As well as giving the band an opportunity to play and ‘rehearse live’, there will be guest DJs and special guest performances.

Inner City Dwellers aim to use this to further increase industry and consumer awareness of their music.  The first night is scheduled for Tuesday 18th May.

Inner City Dwellers deliver a fresh and original style of rap metal that will excite all rock and urban music fans.  The positive and socially-aware lyrical content further heightens the band’s current relevance, charm and appeal.

Inner City Dwellers are certainly one to look out for in 2010

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Tags: Indie Rock · Nu Metal · Punk Rock · Rap · Rock

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  • 1 dizzle kid // Apr 19, 2010 at 4:14 pm

    Thisband is sick!

  • 2 Luke Hopper // Apr 20, 2010 at 1:49 pm

    I love the fact that contemporary music has such a melting of genres at it’s core…Great to see U.K rap taking on influences from different areas!

    This is a Hip Hop course which build right from the foundations of early rap to the more modern sounds like those discussed in the article:

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