Shaun Kirk, Rach Brennan, The Pines UPSTAIRS Civic 'Those Who No' - EP Launch, Sex Drive, LA Suffocated BANDROOM


7:30 pmThursday, 29 November 2018



484 Smith St, Collingwood

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Following the release of ‘Howlin at the Moon’ earlier this year, Melbourne’s very own blues/soul troubadour Shaun Kirk is delighted to announce a month long string of tour dates across Australia to celebrate the release of his brand new single ‘Save My Soul’.   Co-produced with Nick Huggins (Jen Cloher, Fraser A Gorman, Mick Turner) ‘Save My Soul’ is a heavy groover that Kirk says was initially inspired by a character he spotted walking forlorn along the shoulder of a cold, dark Hume Highway late one night whilst driving home from a run of shows up north. 

Shortly after their debut, Melbourne's CIVIC return with their sophomore EP “THOSE WHO NO’ - a fatalistic slab of power pop for the modern set. 

Recorded on a stint in Geelong, with Billy Gardner once again at the helm, ‘THOSE WHO NO’ acts as a counter point to the gutter rock classicism and urban decay romantics of ‘NEW VIETNAM’, and shifts it’s focus towards genre experimentation, bleaker insular realities and modern personal warfare. 

Over four tracks Jim McCullough, Lewis Hodgson, Darcy Grigg, Roland Hlavka and David Forcier dance on the knife’s edge of mythology versus the mundane - an against all odds desperation that flirts with the anthemic yet only stokes the flames. 

Mid 70s glam and rock n roll tropes are pummelled beyond recognition referencing the past but predominantly pointing to the future. 

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