Artist info

Genre

Indie, Rock


Sounds like

The Strokes, Interpol, Joy Division


band members

Jackson Palmer, Chris Melvaine, Liam Butler...


Influences

My Bloody Valentine, The Doors, Pulp


Bio

“Who are the civilians?” The civilians are a band composed of three musicians who’s names we shall not list lest one gets shitty for being named last. They are high school friends turned uni students and all have bad haircuts, or no haircuts at all. “Are they the ones that do that song?” No. The civilians have never performed a gig, released a track (except on myspace), signed a record deal or entered this competition before. They are genuinely earthed. They have however, been jamming together for a year or two for their own enjoyment and fulfilment, showing some tracks to their friends and family only. “Why are the civilians?” If you don’t know, you should read more. “What influences do the civilians draw on?” While all members of the band generally like the same music, they all have their own specific personal influences that combine together to create the final sound. These include many bands like the beatles, the velvet underground, the kinks etc, but more importantly they include the likes of slowdive, public image limited, the raveonettes, xiu xiu, the left banke and any number of less prominent bands that we can name drop to make us seem more cultured. “Do I like the civilians?” Yes.

Review

muskrat

25 Oct 2008

50

Lots of energy and excitement in this song. Clever use of words in the lyrics. Excellent song from an unknown band

Lots of energy and excitement in this song. Clever use of words in the lyrics. Excellent song from an unknown band

Review

Greenant

18 Jul 2006

50

Pure Perfection

Pure Perfection

Review

drillbit

21 Aug 2006

30

I didn't mind it, even if it did remind me of standard triple j fodder with New Order (not joy division) leanings... with a small Placebo thrown in for good measure. Bass work was decent and had a definite "Hook" to it , and the string sounds on the outro are nice, but gratuitous... Not much interests me about the rest of the track though.... See you guys at the open mic musos ja...

I didn't mind it, even if it did remind me of standard triple j fodder with New Order (not joy division) leanings... with a small Placebo thrown in for good measure. Bass work was decent and had a definite "Hook" to it , and the string sounds on the outro are nice, but gratuitous... Not much interests me about the rest of the track though.... See you guys at the open mic musos jam (cos the comedy clubs won't have me anymore). Cheeeers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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