Critics Rave Over 'Pray' New City Canyons Records Single Release From ANEMO

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Critical response to "Pray" a new single from City Canyon Records' artist ANEMO has been overwhelmingly positive. "Pray" released nationally in the U.K. on October 15 with a simultaneous digital release in the U.S. and Canada is emotional, powerful and passionate--a rock anthem bursting with energy and melody which raises questions about war, morality and sacrifice. The song captures the horror of deadly combat, the gut- wrenching fear and flood of adrenaline in a way in which it has never before been musically explored.

Hazelle Woodhurst of ANEMO

Fantastically evocative -- remarkable vocals and delightful melodies.The energy of the rock anthem 'Pray' bursts through the speakers, instantly making an impact.

When you're in a war zone on the other side of the world even the atheists amongst us might find ourselves praying to God. Inspired by the true story of John Simpson, the BBC World Affairs Editor who was accompanying a convoy of US Special Forces and Kurdish fighters when they were mistakenly bombed by a US airplane in 2003 during the course of the war in Iraq, rock band ANEMO, led by charismatic lead singer Hazelle Woodhurst, is roaring back into action with a new single "Pray" released nationally in the U.K. on October 15 with a simultaneous digital release in the U.S. and Canada. Emotional, powerful and passionate, "Pray" is a rock anthem bursting with energy and melody which raises questions about war, morality and sacrifice-- and captures the horror of deadly combat with its gut- wrenching fear and surging flood of adrenaline in a way in which it has never been explored before. The early reviews for this remarkable song are in and they are stunningly good,

"'Pray" is contemporary rock music at its most compelling; not only do ANEMO absolutely nail the song, they hit the spot with their words about conflict, morality and sacrifice. So, 'Pray' has a message but it's also a great piece of modern rock music that once again finds ANEMO in fine form. Superb female vocals, distorted bass, punctuative drums and crashing guitar chords are gloriously pulled together to form an impressive, 'big' but not 'brash' sound. 'Pray' has anthemic qualities and certainly with the songs' topic ANEMO may have penned a timeless venue rattler that I can see them reproducing in the live scenario for a while to come. Two versions of 'Pray' are included here, the second, 'Pray (Ropey Remix)' showing that ANEMO are not pure rocksters and know how to reach out to the dance fraternity too."--Peter J. Brown--Toxic Peter (UK).

"Fantastically evocative -- remarkable vocals and delightful melodies.The energy of the rock anthem 'Pray' bursts through the speakers, instantly making an impact."--Motorbar (UK)

"If you like your music to rock, admire poignant lyrics and want a song that gets into your head, look no further than 'Pray'- once played, never forgotten, and all the better for being played at full whack. The message is clear and the music highly addictive. Watch out for the introduction that is reminiscent of the Sisters of Mercy and listen to the Ropey Remix too - class!"--From Bump to Grump (UK).

"Pray" will be a featured single on ANEMO's as yet untitled second album on the City Canyons Record label to be released in early 2008. It follows the bands first album, "slowburn". which received critical acclaim on both sides of the Atlantic. "Pray" is now available at HMV in the U.K. and at CD Baby. "Pray" may also be digitally downloaded at APPLE iTUNES and Tarnius Music and CD Baby. You can also get "Pray" at the City Canyons Records Online Store at the official City Canyons Records website.

For information and press materials or to set up press or radio interviews in connection with the UK release of "Pray", contact Tom Green at Zest PR at +44(0)20-7734 0206 . For information and press materials or to set up press or radio interviews in connection with the U.S. release of "Pray", contact Tamara Morin at +1 (0) 646-456-9847.

About City Canyons Records
City Canyons Records is an independent label based in downtown Manhattan. The artists on its roster are diverse musically and geographically--performing in a wide variety of musical genres ranging from alternative rock to rootsy rock to hard rock to alternative pop to world-fusion and come from the United States, the United Kingdom and Scandinavia. City Canyons artists have performed in venues internationally and throughout the United States. These artists include, in addition to ANEMO, Jen Elliott and Bluestruck, Sara Wendt, The Alrights and The Velmas from the United States, David Steele and Peter Ulrich from the UK and Valerian from Finland.

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