Monday, 27 September 2021

Civic - Future Forecast

Monday, new week, time to introduce "Record Of The Week".

“Future Forecast” is the new album from the Melbourne Garage Punks CIVIC. Led by charismatic frontman Jim McCullough, the five-piece offer a high-octane adrenaline rush with an melodic sound that shakes you off. Think THE STOOGES mixed up with SOCIAL DISTORTION and you will get CIVIC.

Jim McCullough, Lewis Hodgson, Darcy Grigg, Roland Hlavka and David Forcier

"Future Forecast", really do not save on gunpowder, already from the opening riffs on "Radiant Eye" you taste and smell the smoke from the newly fired gun. A punker with that little extra is shown half way when a ripe of saxophone salvos hit the stage, marvelous! And hey, the battle aint over, full throttle forward we go in "Another Day". The power pop twinkle hook in the "As Seen On Tv" really gives the tune some extra flavor. Something similar can be heard on "Clone". The catchy punker "Just A Fix", guitar driven "Tell The Papers" have a great sing along chrous. Marvlous driving bass lick intro in "Sunday Best" that has a bit of a different approach where the native V****A BOYS comes in mind, I just love this one! The dirty and heavy "Shake Like Death" shows an more angry side of "Spit and Cutter". "Back To You" have a more classic punk feel and also offers a cool guitar solo. The classic feel continues in "Hollywood Nights In Hamburg". The album ends with wonderfully screaming guitars in the IGGY POP flavor "Come To Know". This is an brilliand Australian Garage Punk Rock and Roll that I hightly recomend to check up.

"Future Forecast" was released March 26, 2021, sadly no distro for EU/UK yet, but you can get it from Flightless Records,

Sum: "Future Forecast" is exactly the album you need right now to shake up some things that bother you!

Today's tune "Radiant Eye", taken from "Future Forecast", enjoy!

More info @

Official Civic Bandcamp

Listen to ”Civic - Radiant Eye" on Spotify!

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