Tribes of the City goes on hiatus

Alternative rock band Tribes of the City, which began life six years ago as The Movies and has recorded three albums, is suspending its work for an indefinitive time. The band has one more concert planned Sept. 25 in Rīga, according to recording company Platforma Records.

Much creative strength was spent on the latest album, Recipe of the Golden Dream, which was released earlier this year, lead singer Ksenija Sundejeva said in a press release. Now it is time to rest, charge their batteries and consider where they want to go further, Sundejeva said for herself and her bandmates.

“We have a lot to think about,” she added.

As The Movies, the group broke into the Latvian market with a distinctive style patterned after British “shoe gaze” bands. The first album, Running to the Sun, was released in 2004.

The sophomore recording, …for the sleepy people, came two years later, by which time the band had renamed itself as Tribes of the City.

Besides Sundejeva, the band includes Ints Barkāns on drums, Sergejs Jaramišjans on guitar, Juris Justs on bass, Mihails Sergejevs on synths and Andrejs Vasiļevs on guitar.

More about the band can be learned on its MySpace page or on the social network

Tribes of the City

After a Sept. 25 concert in Rīga, the alternative rock band Tribes of the City is going on hiatus. (Publicity photo)

Andris Straumanis is a special correspondent for and a co-founder of Latvians Online. From 2000–2012 he was editor of the website.

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