Civic Brings ‘Taken By Force’ To SXSW And European Tour

Melbourne Punk outfit Civic, consisting of Jim McCullough (vocals), Lewis Hodgson (guitar), Roland Hlavka (bass), Jackson Harry (guitar) and Matt Blach (drums) have released new album Taken By Force via ATO Records. The album grapples with a fair amount of existential dread but brings joyful energy to the table.

The album takes aim at “furious catharsis and unbridled fun” and was Produced by Rob Younger from seminal Australian Punk band Radio Birdman. It was mixed and mastered by another Australian Punk fixture Mikey Young (Total Control, Eddy Current, Sonny & the Sunsets).

The band will be making their US live debut at SXSW in Austin, TX in March. In the meantime, if you’re in the UK/EU this Spring, you can also catch the band at some of these dates:

May 17 – BE – Brugge, Cactus
May 18 – BE – Antwerp, Trix
May 19 – NL – Utrecht, ACU
May 20 – NL – Groningen, Vera
May 21 – DE – Berlin, Cassiopeia
May 23 – UK – London, Shacklewell
May 25 – UK – Manchester, The Castle
May 26 – UK – Leeds, Hyde Park Book Club
May 27 – UK – London, Wide Awake Festival
May 30 – FR – Brest, Cabaret Vauban
May 31 – FR – Bordeaux, L’lboat
Jun 1 – ES – Bilbao, Azkena Club
Jun 2 – ES – San Sebastian, Dabadaba
Jun 3 – ES – Madrid, Blocparty Festival

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