Written By Mark Jones
It’s always good when a new Oi! band comes along as it proves that the scene is still going strong. So in the last month or so when I came across a band called City Miles I was eager to give them a listen and to say I was pleased is an understatement.
City Miles have released one song via Bandcamp and YouTube but what a song it is. ‘Skinhead Till The End’ may come in at just under two minutes, but it’s two minutes of classic sounding Oi! that most bands would kill to have written. After the intro of ‘One, Two, Fuck You’ we are treated to lyrics about what it’s like to be a Skinhead. Near the end of the track comes the lyric ‘Boots and braces don’t make a racist’, which is a big fuck you to people who don’t understand the skinhead subculture.
At the time of writing this piece, there is very little info about the band, and the photo on their Facebook page shows three people in balaclavas which is kind of intriguing. If any of their other songs are as good as this one then we are certainly in for a treat.