CIVIC have reimagined the reckless intensity of proto-punk for an era of endless uncertainty. On the
heels of their acclaimed album Taken By Force released earlier this year on ATO Records, they are
thrilled to bring their blistering live show back to the U.K. in December. One of the most exhilarating
bands to emerge in recent years, the Melbourne-based act made their name as a captivating live act
defined by masterfully controlled chaos, as witnessed on their last U.K. tour earlier this year. Their
frenetic live show will serve up a vital new energy, joyfully obliterating the line between furious catharsis
and unbridled fun.
The run of new shows follow their U.K. tour earlier this year which saw them take the Great Escape
Festival by storm and sell out all their headline shows including an electrifying appearance at the
Shacklewell Arms in London. Now returning to play bigger venues due to demand, the run includes a
show at the Moth Club in London alongside shows in Brighton, Nottingham and Bristol.
Hailed by Sterogum as an unholy lo-fi pile-up of garage rock, punk, and 90s-style noise-rock, and with
Mojo noting their high energy ramalma suggests the gritty attack of early SST hardcore, the motorhead
dervish of the MC5 and fellow countrymen The Saints, CIVIC have unleashed their blistering new single
Hourglass alongside an official video today. Frontman Jim McCullough shares, Off the back of Taken
By Force we wanted to create something new, an evolution of sound for us. Wed dropped down to a 4
piece so already Lewis had more space to come through with his guitar parts, be more experimental,
less chaotic; more defined. Lyrically I am touching on aspects of change, more specifically the process
during change. Going through some kind of shit and sediment and coming out the other side; a hopeful
development of a refined version. We start again.