Confrontational music is the best. Civil Elegies are about as confrontational as music gets. Ergo, Civil Elegies are a pretty sweet band.
If noise rock that is less self-indulgent and more excessively aggressive sounds like you’re thing then Civil Elegies are exactly what you should be listening to. Their albums are all recorded live, they play with a sense of total desperation and the sense of menace they bring to the stage is actually palpable. Civil Elegies are the soundtrack to a Glasgow kiss. But without any of the intimacy of that particular idiosyncrasy of Scotland’s biggest city.
You can check out Civil Elegies on Facebook here and buy their record, “Aesthetics”, on bandcamp because it’s really good. Or don’t. Or whatever.
In the meantime, here’s some photos of the band tearing up Broadcast on Wednesday night. I love shooting bands as intense as this. It’s a total joy.