Civil Twilight

w/Foreign Fields

& Micah Tawlks

Nashville Scene Critic's Pick …

The moody modern-rock theatrics of Civil Twilight originated in Cape Town, South Africa, where brothers Andrew and Steven McKellar and Richard Wouters grew up heavily influenced by British rock. Rather than conquer the small pond and hope to move up, the trio dove right into the deep end, moving to Los Angeles. Two years later they released their debut, Human. That formative release led them to Nashville and earned them a deal from Wind-Up for their eponymous 2010 breakthrough, fueled by the single “Letters for the Sky.” The song features mopey Coldplay-ish piano balladry, reverberating Edge-like guitar lines and Steven McKellar’s falsetto vocals, which sound like a cross between Thom Yorke and Steve Perry. Last year’s Holy Weather moves further afield with slow-burn atmospherics, experimental electronics and subtly insistent tracks like the jittery hook-heavy “Sweet Resistance” and post-rock meditation “Highway of Fallen Kings.”

—Chris Parker

Sat, Jan 4 | 8:00 PM (7:30 Door)
The Mercy Lounge
18 and over
[Venue Details]

Civil Twilight

Nashville TN  |  Alternative

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