Friends long before band mates, Civil Villains spent many evenings discussing the music they loved before they decided to start making their own.
Their debut double single Pale Horse/Fallow turned heads, walking the tightrope between mathy alt rock and desert riffage. Having shared stages in London with listener, Tides From Nebula, Polymath, and Wild Throne, and played at Brighton Electric's The Alternative Escape, they toured the North America in September 2016, including headline shows in Toronto and Cambridge, and appearances at Mondo.NYC festival and Envol et Macadam Festival in Quebec City, and toured again in November 2017, performing a string of shows across the Pacific Northwest.
"Civil Villains are, in all the best ways, oxymoronic. Balancing noisy, complicated (albeit incredibly fun) songs, with a witty charm. Civil Villains make for a great show.” - Gigslutz