Australia is being spoilt rotten this summer. If it wasn’t enough to see tours from Japandroids and Cloud Nothing. We also see the first visit from Civil Civic, two Aussie ex-pats Aaron Cupples and Ben Green, who met back in 2009 whilst both living overseas. Next month will see not just their debut Australian shows but the release of a long-time coming debut record Rules. A thrilling track lifted from it is ‘Run Overdrive‘, which has been well-rehearsed and will set off every show when they hit our shores. It’s a power-ballad for fans of instrumental, pop-driven guitar reverb with drum-kicking cinematic atmosphere that is as catchy as HPV. The full length LP continues in this vein, with some surfier numbers but all having a pop sensibility driven by minimal synth pinged over walls of guitar sound. Dig this press shot too!
Thur 7 Feb – Black Bear Lodge, BRISBANE
Fri 8 Feb – Brighton Up Bar, SYDNEY
Sat 16 Feb – ATP, I’ll Be Your Mirror, ALTONA, (Victoria)
Tue 19 Feb – The Tote, MELBOURNE
Thur 21 Feb – The Crown And Anchor, ADELAIDE