If talent imitates, and genius steals, then Canada's Union City are the world's greatest criminals. With the release of their debut CD in May 2008 (aptly titled 'Union City'), they look to bring Canadian rock music out of the shadows and back onto to the world stage. Much in the same way The Who, The Stone Roses, and Oasis put the swagger back into British rock, this Peterborough, Ontario band strive to do what no other Canadian band has done in the last 20 years - breathe new life into rock and roll. The songs of Union City are written by guitarist/vocalist Matthew Crowley, and along with the rhythm section of Jason Wells on bass, and Mark Chamberlain on drums, their music sound as massive as any four-piece on the planet. Union City's songs range from the biting, new wave 'Letdown' and the power-pop-flavored 'All Dressed Up', to the Verve-inspired 'Nowhere Left to Hide'. Like the layers of a cake, their music includes ingredients from the greats - The Who, The Kinks, Oasis, Ride, The Beatles - all baked together in one grand pan with Union City's electric live shows topping it all off like brilliant icing.