Freedom of The City (FOTC) are an indie rock band born out of the musical Mecca that is Manchester. The four-piece are defined by their epic soundscapes, thumping chorus and genre defying brand of alternative rock. FOTC are creating music for right now.
Founded by writer and lead vocalist, George Brown, FOTC were brought together by their passion for music and bring together a wide blend of musical talent. Touring at festivals and venues around the country, they have honed their craft, defining theunique FOTC sound.
The four-piece are about big noise and bigger production values. The influences of classic stadium rock are layered with strings and brass to create tracks that are complex but anthemic. Pounding beats soar into roaring chorus’. This is noise that makes a crowd want to stand up, shout out and get involved.
For the band, influences come from everywhere. From Springsteen to Alanis Morissette and Peter Gabriel to The Prodigy. Diverse inspiration fuels a sound that is never quite defined by a single genre. Rules are broken and rewritten to create a noise that is only FOTC.
FOTC have captured the attention of some of the biggest names in the music business, recently collaborating with Manchester producing legend and sound engineer, Andy Macpherson to produce their first album. Andy has worked with musical icons including The Who, Deborah Harry, Corey Hart, Teenage Fanclub, Sad Cafe, Eric Clapton and many more.
New single ‘Boots Of Leather’ can be heard here