CIVIC: New Vietnam: 12”EP/CD

If the title track of this record doesn’t give you a kick in the pants and get you rocking and rolling, then please find a medical professional to check your pulse and maybe your ears too. This band cranks out seven quality tunes which do just enough to lay down a marker as to its Australian roots through moments when it sounds like The Celibate Rifles and The Saints. I’m not sure what it is in the blood of the Aussies but they certainly know how to whip up a crazy storm with drums, a few guitars, and a microphone, with Civic being the new kids on the block. This is dirty punk’n’roll done to an extremely high standard. –Rich Cocksedge (Anti Fade, antifaderecords.bigcartel.com)