CIVIC: 7 Artists you should love as much as they do
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Friday, May 19, 2023 - 15:18
CIVIC: 7 Artists you should love as much as they do

Melbourne-based five-piece Civic - Jim McCullough (vocals), Lewis Hodgson (guitar), Roland Hlavka (bass), Jackson Harry (guitar) & Matt Blach (drums) - recently released their visceral new full-length studio album “Taken By Force”, out now on ATO Records. The follow-up to the band's critically acclaimed 2021 debut full-length “Future Forecast”; sees the Aussie band pick up where their debut left off, joyfully obliterating the line between furious catharsis and unbridled fun. We asked the band to list some of the influences that helped shape their sound, eventually earning them the title of ‘Melbourne’s New Kings Of Wild Rock And Roll’.

The band is currently on tour in Europe. Full dates below.




Crucial Sydney punk from late 2000's





One of Lewis other bands from before he broke his hand on my head.





Coz you know why baby





New Zealand's best kept secret. Rest in peace.





Icelandic post-punk





You all know this one. Dance for me





The Queen. This song will play as I'm slid into the furnace



CIVIC tour dates:

  • May 19, 2023 - ACU - Utrecht, Netherlands
  • May 20, 2023 - Vera - Groningen, Netherlands
  • May 21, 2023 - Cassiopeia - Berlin, Germany
  • May 23, 2023 - Shacklewell Arms - London, UK
  • May 25, 2023 - The Castle Hotel - Manchester, Greater Manchester
  • May 26, 2023 - Hyde Park Book Club - Leeds, England
  • May 27, 2023 - Wide Awake Festival - London, UK
  • May 29, 2023 - le Bistrot de la Cité - Rennes, France
  • May 30, 2023 - Cabaret Vauban - Brest, France
  • May 31, 2023 - L’Iboat (Iboat x Astrodome) - Bordeaux, France
  • Jun 1, 2023 - Azkena Club - Bilbao, Spain
  • Jun 2, 2023 - Dabadaba - Donostia-San Sebastian, Spain
  • Jun 3, 2023 - Blockparty Arganzuela - Madrid, Spain
Tom Dumarey
Tom Dumarey

Lacking the talent to actually play in a band, Tom decided he would write about bands instead. Turns out his writing skills are mediocre at best as well.