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In 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.

Awards & Accomplishments
East Coast Music Award Nominee – Pop Recording Of The Year
East Coast Music Award Nominee – Song Of The Year
East Coast Music Award Nominee – Fans’ Choice Entertainer Of The Year

Nova Scotia Music Award – Entertainer Of The Year
Nova Scotia Music Award – Pop Recording Of The Year
Nova Scotia Music Award – Group Recording Of The Year
Nova Scotia Music Award – Recording Of The Year
Nova Scotia Music Award – Digital Artist Of The Year

Video Back To The Bottom
Video On The Nights You Stay Home

“A mix of east coast culture and indie flare. Each song on their self-titled debut is an individual masterpiece” - Canadian Beats

“Port Cities lays out a stunning performance with unapologetically honest lyrics, smooth three-part harmonies, and slick production” - The East

“A beautiful blend of harmonies incorporated into dazzling riffs that keep you tuned in track after track” - KJHK 90.7FM

“Their connection and awareness of one another can be heard in their songs, woven into balanced harmonies and delicate timing”- The Coast

“While it pushes fierce guitars, swelling synths and infectious beats to the forefront, the album never loses its focus on songcraft and its undercurrent of folk tradition”- Exclaim!

"‘Where Have You Been?’ blends the impassioned, silky smooth vocals of Breagh MacKinnon with lilting, folk-inspired melodies and luscious harmonies, resulting in an utterly charming slice of Americana-tinged pop. Oozing a sweeping, emotion-strewn power, it’s an alluring, musically rich ballad; a real treat for the ears." - Gigslutz