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?. The flagship track (a noodling, brawling avalanche of noise called 'Less Unless') ripped through the blogosphere and straight to number one on the Hype Machine charts. Hello Civil Civic. The follow up single, 'Run Overdrive' was supported by a European tour and garnered further praise from a bewildering variety of sources, from the most obscure music blogs to NME and The Guardian. Next was a 7? on Too Pure called 'Lights On A Leash', a track named by a fan after winning an overwhelmingly popular song naming contest run by the band. 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. Though the packed out underground sweaty club is CIVIL CIVIC's spiritual home, the band have also graced many festival stages. Including headlining the main stage at Leige's Microfestival and tearing it up at the prime 1AM slot (between Spiritulized and Squarepusher) at the legendary French 'La Route Du Rock'.
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