Menu
Back to the Bottom - Lyric Video

News

Is This Music? reviews Port Cities


These songs have clearly been honed and moulded to perfection and they shine. Fast and punchy songs, such as ‘On The Nights You Stay Home’ are well contrasted with more contemplative pieces, such as ‘Where Have You Been’. – Is This Music? [READ MORE]

Americana UK reviews Port Cities


The record is thick with harmonies and melodies; it certainly delivers as a catchy, poppy album. – Mark Nenadic, Americana UK [READ MORE]

Music

Follow Port Cities on Spotify


Port Cities (2017)
1. Back To The Bottom
2. Don’t Say You Love Me
3. In The Dark
4. Sound Of Your Voice
5. How To Lose You
6. Half The Way
7. On The Nights You Stay Home
8. Where Have You Been
9. Burn That Bridge
10. The Out
11. Body + Soul
12. Astronaut

Bio

bio-picIn the brief period of time since Port Cities unleashed their incendiary debut—a wildly self-assured collection of sparkling, rootsy pop that showcases the Nova Scotia trio’s devotion to songwriting—the band’s been hard at work bringing it to the masses. They’ve continued to explore and evolve their ambitious pop sound, melding diverse musical backgrounds to create an alchemy that’s part art, part songwriting science, and all magic: the nimble dynamism of Breagh MacKinnon’s smoky, jazz-indebted delivery, Dylan Guthro’s simmering and soulful R&B swagger, and Carleton Stone’s razor-sharp, romantic rock ‘n’ roll. In 2018, that memory-making mix of unforgettable melodies, high-flying harmonies, and electrifying heart on Port Cities is set to reach audiences worldwide.

It’s a chemistry that’s been perfected during the 100+ dates they’ve toured in the past year, in hotel rooms and songwriter circles, in vans rolling through foreign countries to rowdy pubs, and on the fog-bound shores of Canada’s misty east coast. It’s helped lead the band to numerous accolades, including a whopping five Nova Scotia Music Awards, a SOCAN #1 Award (for “Back to the Bottom”), and stints at #1 on CBC and Spotify charts. Port Cities has amassed over 1.5 million streams internationally, showcased at The Great Escape, Focus Wales, and the Reeperbahn Festival, and will be releasing their debut in the U.K. and Germany this year.

Beyond Port Cities’ deep devotion to their craft, their success is largely built on a simple but timeless approach: a good song is a good song is a good song. Whether it’s awash with synthesizer (“Sound of Your Voice”), pumped up with an overdriven crunch (“Where Have You Been”), or stripped down to the bare essentials with just an acoustic guitar and three voices. No matter what music the melody might call for, the best song always wins.

Media Tools

Shows

Shows

Sunday
May 27th, 2018
Schloss Ettersburg
Ettersburg, DE
Supporting Matt Andersen
8:00 PM
Buy Tickets
Tuesday
May 29th, 2018
Colos-Saal
Aschaffenburg, BY, DE
Supporting Matt Andersen
8:00 PM
Buy Tickets
Wednesday
May 30th, 2018
Savoy Theater
Düsseldorf, DE
Supporting Matt Andersen
8:00 PM
Buy Tickets
Thursday
May 31st, 2018
Kulturetage
Oldenburg, NDS
Supporting Matt Andersen
8:00 PM
Buy Tickets
Saturday
June 2nd, 2018
Scheune
Dresden
Full Band
8:30 PM
Buy Tickets
Monday
June 4th, 2018
Privatclub
10997 Berlin, DE
Full Band
8:00 PM
June Cocó support act
Buy Tickets
Tuesday
June 5th, 2018
Nochtwache
Hamburg, DE
Full Band
8:30 PM
June Coćo Support at 8:30 PM
Buy Tickets
Wednesday
June 6th, 2018
Neues Schauspiel Leipzig
Leipzig, DE
Full Band
8:00 PM
June Cocó support act
Buy Tickets
Thursday
June 7th, 2018
Yard Club Köln
Köln, DE
Full Band
8:00 PM
June Cocó support act
Buy Tickets
Friday
June 8th, 2018
Zehner Munich
München, DE
Full Band
8:00 PM
Buy Tickets
Saturday
June 9th, 2018
FZW Club
Dortmund, DE
Full Band
7:30 PM
Plus Luka and Seed to Tree
Buy Tickets
Saturday
June 16th, 2018
Fete de la Musique
Dudelange, LU
Full Band
4:30 PM
Free Admittance
Sunday
July 1st, 2018
Downtown Truro
Truro, NS
Canada Day Celebrations
8:30 PM
Free Concert
Saturday
July 7th, 2018
Mariposa Folk Festival
Orillia, ON
Main Stage Performance
5:00 PM
Buy Tickets
Sunday
July 8th, 2018
Mariposa Folk Festival
Orillia, ON
Pub Tent Concert
7:30 PM
Buy Tickets
Saturday
July 28th, 2018
Seacaps Memorial Park/The Lighthouse Stage
Lockeport, NS
Port Cities Full Band
12:00 PM
Harmony Bazaar Festival of Women & Song 2018
Buy Tickets
Saturday
August 18th, 2018
Molly Kool Centre
Alma, NB
Rising Tide Festival Songwriters Circle
7:30 PM
Free with park admission
Saturday
August 18th, 2018
Fundy National Park Outdoor Theatre
Alma, NB
Port Cities Trio - Rising Tide Festival Mainstage Concert
5:10 PM
Free with Park Admission
Saturday
August 25th, 2018
King's Theatre
Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia
Port Cities Trio
7:30 PM
Buy Tickets
Friday
October 19th, 2018
Rebecca Cohn Auditorium
Halifax, NS
Port Cities with Symphony Nova Scotia
7:30 PM
Season tickets are on sale now!
Single tickets will go on sale on August 1, 2018.
Buy Tickets

twitter

Photo/Video

Instagram

Newsletter

Sign up here. We'll keep you up to date on everything Port Cities and you can instantly download the song "Idea Of You".

Media Tools

Contact

Management:
Sheri Jones
[email protected]
902.429.9005
Publicity & Promotion:
Grace Russell
[email protected]
902.223.1460
Bookings:
Wayne O’Connor
[email protected]
902.452.4826
Bookings:
Tom Kemp
[email protected]
416.598.0067