CIVIC are heading to Torquay this July as part of regional Australian tour

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CIVIC are heading to Torquay this July as part of regional Australian tour

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CIVIC are without a doubt one of Australia's most exciting acts at the moment.

Melbourne’s CIVIC have gone from strength to strength since the release of this year’s visceral new full-length studio album Taken By Force – an album the band aptly sums up as “1984 meets Endless Summer”— which earned massive critical acclaim including a 4-star album review in MOJO and feature records from 3RRR and PBS Radio.

To follow their sold-out UK & European tour, the band have now announced a regional Australian tour this July/August before they head off for their first-ever US tour through October. They’ll kick off with a local show in Torquay in July before heading to Wollongong, Canberra, Newcastle, Hobart, Maroochydore and the Gold Coast before finishing up in Byron Bay in August.

CIVIC Regional Australian Tour

Fri 28 Jul – Torquay Hotel, Torquay, VIC
Thu 03 Aug – La La Las, Wollongong, NSW
Fri 04 Aug – Sideway, Canberra, ACT
Sat 05 Aug – Hamilton Station Hotel, Newcastle
Sat 12 Aug – Altar, Hobart, TAS
Fri 18 Aug – Solbar, Maroochydore, QLD
Sat 19 Aug – Vinnies Dive Bar, Gold Coast, QLD
Sun 20 Aug – The Northern, Byron Bay, NSW

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Taken By Force, released in February, was recorded in the Castlemaine countryside with Radio Birdman frontman Rob Younger producing, and was mixed and mastered by Mikey Young (Total Control, Eddy Current, Sonny & the Sunsets).

Taken By Force is CIVIC’s follow-up to their critically acclaimed 2021 debut full-length Future Forecast – an album of songs that showcased the band’s frenetic yet melodic sound coupled with introspective lyrics. Taken By Force picks up where their debut left off, seeing CIVIC joyfully obliterate the line between furious catharsis and unbridled fun, reimagining the reckless intensity of proto-punk for an era of endless uncertainty to become one of the most exhilarating bands to emerge in recent years.

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Originally forming back in 2017, CIVIC released their debut EP New Vietnam in 2018 and were quickly crowned as “Melbourne’s New Kings of Wild Rock And Roll” by Vice. With the release of their debut album Future Forecast, Stereogum described their sound as “an unholy lo-fi pile-up of garage rock, punk, and ‘90s-style noise-rock,” and the LP was praised by the NME as “an album that rivals real-life gig-going.” It was with Future Forecast that they found their fanbase expanding and led to them inking their deal with ATO Records in late 2021.

Catch CIVIC at the Torquay Hotel on 28 July. Get your tickets here