A horrible hack

Civic

Selling. Sucking. Blackmail. Bribes

Year Released: 2019
Format: 7"
Label: Total Punk - Anti Fade
 
Reviewed by Alex Deller on Feb 8, 2020
Beautiful, ugly, pure punk rock from Melbourne scummers Civic. The pace, attitude and sense of toughness suggest Poison Idea or early Fucked Up, but there's also a good dollop of snotball KBD punk and amped-up pub rock / proto punk as well. The guitars are bright, brash and shiny and the rubbed-raw vocals unapologetically arrogant, and for a mere four minutes of music there seems to be a mysterious amount of good stuff swilling about. Absolutely essential, I’d say.


Recommended record by Collective Zine!

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