Multinational Rock Fusion Band City Weezle to Release New Album ‘No. 2’
Part Alt Metal, part Rock Fusion, part Funk Rock, all dressed in a wry smile, City Weezle are the multinational band bursting back onto the scene ready to kick some ass with their highly anticipated album No. 2.
Less chaotic than their 1st LP Taboo and more focused with catchy hooks amongst the insanity, the band return from a long hiatus having perfected their craft, reaching new technical heights and instrumental wizardry amongst colourful, rich backdrops. A project founded in Paris, France by Irishman Simon Fleury then exported worldwide from Cork - Ireland to Tokyo – Japan, Paris – France, to Cologne – Germany.
City Weezle is Simon Fleury – The Vocal Viking (guitar & vocals, Ireland), Ai Uchida – The Drum Ninja (drums, Japan), Kengo Mochizuki – The Bass Samurai (bass, Japan), and Axel Steinbiss – Wunderkind (keyboards, Germany). The album also boasts a host of guests across the piano, organ, harpsichord, string arrangements, and breakcore star Gautier Serre aka Igorrr (30M YouTube views, 148.9K monthly Spotify Streams) on production and guesting on certain tracks.
Satirising classical and dark fantasy sounds with a metal twist on their previous singles, Captain Introspective and Underground in Europe, the band flex their punk muscles on the album’s focus track She’s a Stomper. From its opening dark guitar and drum stabs, the track sinks its hooks into anyone who dares listen, rewarding them with Fleury’s brooding vocals tying together infectious riffs that send shocks through you like lightning bolt!
With the album’s release on 03/12/21 and City Weezle poised to return to the stage, fans of truly original music are in for quite a treat…
“City Weezle has elements of Beefheart and Frank Zappa that make a welcome relief to singer-songwriter-
dom and Guitar-band isms.” - Hot Press Magazine (Ireland)
“The Prog songs of this incredible band jump seamlessly through metal funk and an array of
styles all while making it sound very natural.” - Longueur d’ondes (France)
“City Weezle plays a metal, fusion, psychobilly twisted mix that is sure to be a favourite of avid
Twisted Hillbilly Readers.” - Twisted Hillbilly Magazine (USA)
“There are some Crimson notions in there and certainly the influence of Frank Zappa is present.
There's this gigantic funky sound that seems to be present just about everywhere on this album.”
- Dutch Prog Rock Page (Netherlands)
“They describe their sound as swinging, grooving rock with a sharp punky edge. All I know is
with these 12 songs, the outcasts and forward thinkers will go bonkers over City Weezle.
Brilliant!” - Eternal Terror (Norway)
“City Weezle have blended their influences into a surprisingly cohesive sound. The musicianship
is excellent, and the songs are well crafted” - Progressive World (USA)
“The band is all over the musical map delving into hard rock, metal, funk, jazz, prog, opera,
fusion and probably a few more genres that I missed. There is no denying the band displays
exemplary musicianship and there is something about their quirky nature that is charming.” -
Sea of Tranquility (USA)
“The pieces proposed are very enjoyable in addition to being well played and having a wellcharacterized
choice of sounds, there is a certain care in the arrangements: odd tempos, wellexecuted
cuts and a voice that seems to come directly from a madhouse criminal.” -
Hard sounds.it (Italy)