London-based alt-math-rock newcomers CIVIL VILLAINS have announced the release of their debut EP Snake Oil on 15th November 2019.
Lead single ‘Dead Still’ is out now on all good digital service providers, and the band will be touring the UK throughout October 2019 with friends Goldblume and Bisch Nadar.
Commenting on the track, the band say: “Dead Still is short and sweet but it’s essentially about our relationships to memories and how we make sense of ourselves. The chorus is this hollow, desperate plea—we’re fumbling to hold on to a present or past that’s dissolving in front of our very eyes.”
For the single’s video, the band thrash around in an underpass; a cold, empty, forgotten thoroughfare that aligns well with the track’s tense mix of frenetic rhythm and spacious guitar parts. “We thought including the CCTV cameras were a nice touch,” add the band. “They represent this really accurate, sterile and unromantic version of events which contrasts nicely with the fact that we so often reframe, distort and misremember our own past.”
Snake Oil is released 15th November 2019
CIVIL VILLAINS live dates:
12.10.19 – Southsea – The Wave Maiden (w/ Goldblume + Web)
13.10.19 – Cambridge – The Blue Moon (w/ Goldblume + Bisch Nadar)
14.10.19 – Nottingham – The Chameleon (w/ Goldblume + Bisch Nadar)
17.10.19 – Leicester – The Shed (w/ Goldblume + Smack Jack + Gunk)
18.10.19 – Brighton – The Pipeline (w/ Quiet Lions + Goldblume + Bisch Nadar)
19.10.19 – London – The Victoria *
26.10.19 – Oxford – The Wheatsheaf (w/ Edward Fox + Pandapopalypse)
* w/ Hawk Eyes + Lost In The Riots + Bicurious + Lakes + Bisch Nadar + Cody Noon