CB Spotlight : This Burning City

tbcBand Name :

This Burning City

Home Town :

Gananoque, Ontario. Canada.

Year Formed :


Current Lineup :

Vocals–Steven Harnden Guitar–Mitchell Ferguson Guitar–Jacob “Jobin” Harnden Bass–Nick Deslandes Drums–Jarrett Montgomery

For the uninitiated, give us a Brief History of the band:

This Burning City is an alternative hardcore band formed in 2012. They come from the small town of Gananoque. After some line up changes and some growing pains, the band landed with the line-up it has now. The band released their debut Single “Cosummation” September 2013, then “Ignorance” November 2014. In 2015, the band started touring and released their first EP “Blinded”. They have been described as chaotic, heavy, eccentric and a bit goofy but eagerly look forward to future of their endeavours.

And what’s been the highlight so far ?:

The highlight so far has definitely been releasing the EP and touring. Going from town to town and seeing some new faces and doing what we love was absolutely amazing. I know all of us are unbelievably eager to get back on the road.

Big plans for the future ? :

Touring and working on the album. It’s been a messy road due to work issues, but all of us would love to get out there with some bigger bands and help make a name for ourselves. Plus we definitely want to get writing again!

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What is the most common misconception about the band?

That we`re douchebags. There`s a stigma that comes along with playing hardcore music and that is that we are self centered, egotistical d-bags that hate everyone around us. It`s not true, and ask anyone who knows us and you`ll hear that we love making friends and love sharing the stage with new faces.

Tell us something interesting / amusing / stupid about the band :

We’ve been travelling to shows all across the province of Ontario for the past 3 years in a honda civic towing a home-made trailer.

Who would be your ideal tour-mates ?:

Ritual! We’d love to tour with them. OR prophets. Or walls of troy… look there’s a lot of people on that list. We’re fortunate enough to have a lot of amazing Canadian talent around here.

And what would be on the rider ?:

If we were to ever be fortunate enough to get a rider, we’d probably order up some Wendy’s.

People say rock’n’roll is getting too safe, too tame. What’s the most “rock’n’roll excess” thing you’ve done ?

Not us personally, but the band we toured with bought a 200 dollar beat up van, insured it for 10 days. The bottom of the van was rusted out, the sideskirt fell off on the highway, mid way through touring the sun roof tore off, the locks on the door broke and the rain guard was cracked and kicked off. Finally, the welded seats broke off on the last day of the tour. If that’s not rock and roll, I don’t know what is.