Although they were both involved in the notoriously robust and competitive Melbourne band scene, Aaron and Ben never met in Australia. That happened later, 2009 in Europe, when Aaron flew from his new home in London to Barcelona. He stayed at Ben?s apartment for 3 weeks and they invented the CIVIL CIVIC Sound. It was a blind date. In March 2010 Civil Civic spawned their debut release, a cassette EP titled ?1?. Their debut album ?Rules? was released in November 2011, garnering yet more praise from both the music press with it?s weird mix of teeth-grinding intensity, pop triumphalism and party-on abandon. As well as packing in all these releases in their first 2 years, CIVIL CIVIC have been tearing up the European tour circuit, reaping a reputation for delivering the goods live.
Also known as Deoda Byrnes or Defenestration, SLOW STEVE is a french composer, sound artist and music activist living in Berlin and drummer of Berlin weird pop outfit Fenster. He plays a noisy analog synth pop with layers of keyboards, vocals, anolog synthesizers and drum machine, bringing his audiences into a sonic realm of outer space.
Crystal Soda Cream (A)www.totallywiredrecords.bandcamp.com/album/escape-from-vienna