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TRACK OF THE DAY – CIVIL CIVIC – LESS UNLESS

This band was pointed out to me by a lovely girl at a gig last night, I went home and slapped it on. It's fucking genius. The music is such a curious mix of rock guitar rifferey and bleat-blop that it is almost impossible to place in a genre. But fortunately the genre is a Darwinian creature and grows in accordance with need. So ‘math rock’ it is, making a lot of sense in a completely nonsensical way. CIVIL CIVIC combine the synth and dreamy pads of IDM and combine it with beautiful charging indie rock guitar licks, there’s also a lot of classical ‘noise’ elements that cling to the overall arrangements. There are no vocals even if one of the duo Ben Green assures us he sounds like a cross between Beyonce and Ian Gillan.

CIVIL CIVIC is comprised of two Australians living in Europe. Ben Green is based in London, he shares musical ideas via the Internet with Barcelona stationed Aaron Cupples. The band’s influences range from Sonic Youth to the 20th century classical composer Bartok. CIVIL CIVIC run a rather amusing blog that can be caught here:

http://civilcivic.blogspot.com/

And their Myspace:

http://www.myspace.com/civilcivic

It comes as a massive pleasure to tell you the band has a gig with livemusic.fm Featured Artists The Ruby Suns at London’s Cargo on September 9th. The joy! Well we’ve included here their track that is proving most popular at the moment – Less Unless - If you like this track as much as I do I'd advise not dropping a viagra before listening to it.

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    Electrowerkz, in London

    Tue, 24 Oct 2017

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