Civil Villains own brand of forward-thinking and abrasive alt-rock combines elements of math-rock, art punk and post-hardcore to bolster fitful riffs and complex rhythmic arrangements to crushing effect.
The trio already have a host of UK live credits to their name—including dates with Listener, Poly-Math, Wild Throne, Bellevue Days, Kid Kapichi, and many others—but the real evidence of their impressive self-starting chutzpah comes from a pair of extensive North American DIY tours booked by the band themselves.
Comprised of headline shows in Toronto ON and Cambridge MA, festival performances in Quebec City QC and New York City NY, and shows on the West Coast, including Seattle and Vancouver, Civil Villains have already made significant inroads across that Atlantic that often elude artists far beyond their early stage.
Previously releasing a handful of singles recorded at Brighton Electric with Josh Harrison (Royal Blood, British Sea Power, Tigercub), upcoming EP 'Snake Oil' was produced by Wayne Adams at Bear Bites Horse Studios (USA Nails, John), with the debut five track EP a concerted effort to encapsulate the band’s high-energy live show.
"In all the best ways, oxymoronic. Noisy, complicated songs, with a witty charm." - Gigslutz