Posted: March 3, 2011
L.A. rockers Civet, led by provactive sisters Liza Graves and Suzi Carmichael, have released new studio album Love & War.
“Recording the new record was very liberating; we knew what we wanted and went for it,” says Graves. “Our choruses are bigger and badder than the last record, coupled with blazing guitar solos and raw vocals everyone has come to love; that combination of Motörhead grit and ‘77 raw power.”
After extensively touring Europe, Japan and North America over the last few years with acts such as Flogging Molly, H20, The Adicts, Dropkick Murphys, The Pogues and on the Vans Warped Tour, Civet had influences from all across the musical spectrum to pull from.
The final product features 14 daring and unapologetic tracks about relationships gone wrong, shattered dreams and their journey to where they are today. With a matured sense of reality, the girls dug deeper than ever before and translated their experiences over the past few years into soul wrenching lyrics and choruses on the new album.
“On this record, Suzi and I not only found our voice, but we rediscovered our punk rock ‘n’ roll roots,” says Graves.
Armed with Graves’ trademark deep raspy vocals and Carmichael’s incendiary lead guitars, Civet bare their teeth on songs like the brash party anthem, “L.A. Nights” and the angst fueled “Summer of Hate,” and sink their claws into fans with feverous deploy on one of the band’s best written albums yet.
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