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Civilian Down - Civilian Down Newsletter Interview

15 Feb 2009 // An interview by Shade
Thanks to Tony Breese for answering these questions:

What is the best gig you have ever performed at, and why?

The best gig we have done so far was a small festival in Paraparaumu called Zeusfest. Noise control shut it down around 3 oclock, so at 4pm we set all the gear up and just played a really ruthless set, with people jumping off the stage into paddling pools.

What is your favourite NZ venue?

Before it closed, Valve was our favourite place. Hopefully it will still be once it reopens.

What NZ musicians or bands would you like to see more of, and why?

I'd like to see more of Hellserpoppin, No Love Lost, Not Quite Right and The Outsiders. Possible the best groups of guys and they always perform at 110%, would like to see more releases from these guys. Also New Way Home and Antagonist A.D as they just rip shit up.

What is your most embarrassing on tour/gig moment?

Can't say that we've had an embarrassing moment as of yet. Apart from being our usual ruthless selves on stage.

How did you come up with Civilian Down?

We used to be called Miss Conduct, but most of the band hated the name and didn't suit us at all. We got the name Civilian Down! when I was watching CNN news and saw an American soldier gunning down innocent civilians. So we chose that as we wanted something to project our polictial/Anti-war stance.

How do you describe your music?

We call our style Dirty South Meancore. A cross between Hardcore, Punk, Metal, Alternative with a splice of Dirty Raumati South roots. In your face and to the point.

What can we expect to see from Civilian Down over the next year?

We are looking at doing our full length album sometime this year, doing up a lot of merchandise plus a North Island tour at some point, and film another video clip. Mainly just trying as much as possible to get the tunes and name out as much as possible.

What advice would you like to give to other aspiring musicians?

It's really easy to get distracted and things to fall through. The number one key is to practice and keep at it as much as possible. ALWAYS put on a shit hot performance when you play, doesn't matter if theres only 5 people or 500 people at your shows, you never know who is in the crowd.
 

About Civilian Down

Civilian Down were a hard working band from Wellington and the Kapiti Coast. They have since disbanded.




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Releases

Civilian Down EP
Year: 2009
Type: EP

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