Garage-punks CIVIC unleash 'Hourglass' single
Garage-punks CIVIC unleash 'Hourglass' single
Friday, September 8, 2023 - 08:42
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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 to stages across the US for the first time ever this fall. The Melbourne-based act made their name as a captivating live act defined by masterfully controlled chaos, embarking on a European 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 tour will include stops in New York City, Chicago, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Seattle and more as well as appearances at LEVITATION Festival and Gonerfest.

Hailed by Sterogum as “an unholy lo-fi pile-up of garage rock, punk, and ’90s-style noise-rock,” 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. We’d 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”


CIVIC tour dates:

  • 9/29: Memphis, TN @ Gonerfest
  • 10/01: Nashville, TN @ DRKMTTR
  • 10/03: Birmingham, AL @ LCY
  • 10/04: Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
  • 10/05: Durham, NC @ The Pinhook
  • 10/06: Baltimore, MD @ Metro Baltimore
  • 10/07: New York, NY @ Zone One
  • 10/08: Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brendas
  • 10/10: Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
  • 10/11: Detroit, MI @ Sanctuary
  • 10/12: Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle
  • 10/13: Omaha, NE @ Slowdown
  • 10/14: Denver, CO @ Hi-Dive
  • 10/15: Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
  • 10/17: Seattle, WA @ Barboza
  • 10/18: Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
  • 10/20: San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill
  • 10/21: Los Angeles, CA @ Knitting Factory
  • 10/22: Santa Ana, CA @ Constellation Room
  • 10/24: San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar
  • 10/25: Phoenix, AZ @ Rebel Lounge
  • 10/27: Austin, TX @ LEVITATION