Wednesday 23 June 2010
The 1234 Shoreditch Festival is going to be killer. So many awesome established and up-and-coming acts, all on one day, all in the middle (east) of London, all for a twenty, all with aftershows well into the wee hours... Cant ask for much more, can you?
Well, I think you can. Many of these acts are locals, or are putting in singular shows around July, so why settle on indulging only once?
Civil Civic are one such beast. This London duo are going to be very busy come July. Starting with the release of their limited edition vinyl 7" release (also available digitally - however the wax is 500 of, and can be garnered from their Bandcamp site) on July 5th, they then do a host of shows after 1234, namely at the Notting Hill Arts Club (29th), Camden Barfly (30th), The Flowerpot (31st) and the New Cross Inn (OK, so this is on 6th August, but would still be great to catch). Their electric anarchic slabs of guitar/bass/electro/rhythm noise, intricately sliced and blazingly delivered, will have many clambering to visit every show, and with good reason.
Here's some tracks to show you what it's all about - and their pretty darn cool blog to boot.
Civil Civic - Less Unless
Civil Civic - Run Overdrive
Civil Civic - Fuck Youth