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Former Arcades and Lions drummer Phil Hanlon ready to take The City to the limit | Newcastle Herald

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BEFORE the COVID-19 pandemic struck Phil Hanlon was split – spend a heap of money on a European trip or use the cash to finance his solo musical project? Border closures made the decision fait accompli. The Lambton drummer knuckled down to finish writing and record the “synthetic indie-rock” tracks he’d begun as far back as 2018 before his former band, Newcastle scene heavyweights Arcades and Lions, performed their farewell show in January 2019. The result is So Much For Certainty, the debut solo EP from Hanlon, which will be released on Friday under the moniker The City. The 24-year-old wrote all the tracks and plays guitar, drums and sings on the EP and…



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