Civil Civic live in London, 12 June

“This duo’s brainiac mix of math rock, pro, post-punk and no wave textures in a digital mix and electronica is never less than clever, intricate and complex. Intelligent, exciting stuff.” – The Guardian

Civil Civic – everyone’s favourite Melbourne-raised, London/Barcelona-dwelling Noise-pop instrumentalist duo – headline London’s Macbeth on 12 June – with support from Umez – ahead of a mainland European tour through July and August.

In March 2010, CC self-released their debut EP ‘1’, on cassette and download, followed by the double-A side 7” ‘Run Overdrive/Fuck Youth‘ in June, and a third single – ‘Lights on a Leash’ – which was picked up by Too Pure’s Singles Club in December of that year. In November of 2011 their debut album ‘Rules’ appeared on their own Gross Domestic Product label, and just like the singles that went before it, the press were particularly complimentary…

“5 stars” – Artrocker Single of The Month
“Impossible to ignore or deny.” – Dummy
“Once it kicks in you’re hooked.” – Quite All Right
“They put the “brawl” into cerebral.” – The Guardian
“A ball-busting distorted musical leviathan.” -The Fly
“Trust us when we say you really need to hear this lot.” – NME
“The lovechild of Lightning Bolt and Sonic Youth – Webcuts Music
“Rocking out in the manner of Holy Fuck covering Hüsker Dü.” – Uncut
“If you’ve a rock bone in your body you’ll froth.” – Welcome to Groove City
“The duo craftexquisite melodies that are completely without peer.” – The Pigeon Post
“Like 50,000 volt jump-cables attached to your nipples whilst sat in a torrential downpour.” – Don’t Panic

Supporting are Umez, a brand-new London-based Japanese duo. Their music seeks to blow your mind artificially and naturally, simultaneously, with two opposing sound, noise and pop.  There’s plenty music on their Soundcloud page, and our favourite track is below.

Doors 7.30
£7 door

The Macbeth
70 Hoxton Street
London N1 6LP
Map here


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