City Walls is a Vancouver based modern rock band comprised of Paul Lambert, Tony Lambert, Nate Parsons and Brian Welsch. Their dynamic alternative sound incorporates everything from hard rock riffs and acoustic folk arrangements, to pop vocal harmonies and dirty blues guitar solos.
Formerly performing under the name Louder Than Love, the band became known for stellar live shows, earning themselves opening slots with some of rock’s biggest acts, including Monster Truck, Young the Giant, The Sheepdogs, The Trews, Theory of a Deadman, State of Shock and others.
The band’s debut album Dark Days garnered industry praise and strong commercial radio airplay, peaking at #4 on the Canadian College !earshot radio charts. Second effort, 2010 EP Coming Around, was again met with positive reviews, and following the release the band embarked on a successful Canadian tour, playing packed rooms from coast to coast. They closed the tour to a sold out crowd at the Commodore Ballroom opening for the Trews. 2011 was capped off by winning the prestigious Fox Seeds competition and the title of Best Vancouver Band in the Westender’s annual Best of the City issue.
The band’s third LP Engines, released in 2014, reflects a hightened lyrical depth, with songs revolving around themes of escape, identity and the passing of time. With Lambert’s lead on songwriting, and recorded in partnership with award-winning producers Arnold Lanni and Howard Redekopp, the band achieves a more impactful sound which highlights their strong grasp on a range of melodic directions.
With a new sound, new energy, and new name, Paul Lambert w/City Walls will be releasing a new record in December 2016.
Praise for City Walls:
“With any band, it begins and ends with great songs. [City Walls] has been able to stand out and prove they can stand above the rest. I’m really proud of what they’ve accomplished so far and I’m excited about the year we’re going to spend helping develop this act” — Chris “Dunner” Duncombe, Program Director, 99.3 The Fox
“Voted the Vancouver-based indie-rock quintet best local band over Black Mountain, AK-747s, and Mother Mother” — Westender
“The praise for City Walls is virtually everywhere these days and the accolades are clear testament to their genre‐bending performances following the 2009 release of their debut CD, Dark Days. I now count myself as a very big fan” — Joe Leary, TV Week
“This is a band that deserves their ever growing popularity…they have me hooked” — Ryan Mund, RockStar Weekly
“Known for its energetic performances and technical musicianship… City Walls has acquired a loyal following and has been drawing large crowds…making people take serious notice. Needless to say, City Walls’ road is only just beginning.” — Guttersnipe Magazine, Vancouver
“Such a vibrant and intriguing mix of styles you might just keep Dark Days on continuous repeat…Paul Lambert is a consummate front man, offering compelling songwriting, searing guitar work and vocals” — Wildy’s World
“The quality of the songwriting [Coming Around] and the authority in which the five are sung and played get the antenna up.” – Tom Harrison, The Province