CIVIL CIVIC were formed in 2009 when Aaron (London via Australia) emailed Ben (Barcelona via Australia) with a couple of raw, frightening demos along with a 10-point plan to form a lean, loud, retro-futurist party-band. He flew to Barcelona with every bit of musical hardware he could carry. This was the first time Aaron and Ben had met in person, it could have been an awkward failure, but the gods were smiling…
Since then CIVIL CIVIC have toured like animals, topped the Hype-Machine charts in a blog-love tsunami and been lauded by respectable press world wide. With their trusty robot drummer (the enigmatic “Box”) they have released a lean, loud, retro-futurist party album called “Rules”.
CIVIL CIVIC are booked to play a headline slot at Baba Yaga’s Hut (Corsica Studios, London) plus the last ever ATP Festival this November.
The Bara Bara Band is an alt-folk quartet drawing promiscuously on old-time Americana, country and 60s psych, as well as soaking up the influences of traditional English folk music. Like a tapestry woven from silk and thorns, the result is a by turns cheery, by turns dark cacophony of beautifully hand-crafted songs. The band consists of Ruth Jacob, Rupert Browne, Will Dobson and Boris Ming. Rupert and Ruth also run the monthly folk club TOOTING FOLK, which is fast becoming a favourite on the London folk scene.
Featuring members from Corporal Bomber and the Machine and Thee Intolerable Kidd, UK Anti-Folk super group Pit Ponies pump out a riotous and raucous concoction of take no prisoners pop’n’roll.
They have star billing at the UK Anti-Folk Autumn Festival taking place at the 12 Bar club in Central London this evening.
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