HELLCAT RECORDS SIGNS GUTSY GIRL GROUP CIVET
November 27, 2007
"The Four Girls of Civet Have that Pretty-in-a-Dirty-Way Thing Going on Like They Own it" (Exclaim)
Civet, a wicked Long Beach, CA foursome aptly self-described as "femme fatale punk rock," has joined the Hellcat ranks, home to fellow agitators Tiger Army, HorrorPops and Rancid. "We are honored to join the Hellcat family and to be associated with the artists that continue to keep punk rock alive," says the band.
The girls of Civet (Ms Liza Graves on vocals and guitar, Suzi Homewrecker on guitar, Jacqui Valentine on bass and Danni Harrowyn on drums) do a excellent job of carrying on the long history of girl bands with broken hearts and an axe to grind - think early Distillers, Bikini Kill and the Runaways - but do so with a humor and brazen, in-your-face gorgeousness that sets them apart from the reflexive feminist stance that at times burdened their predecessors. The LA Weekly raves, "This fang-baring foursome clearly have no time for indulgent genre-gilding, bearing down instead with a large-caliber brat-a-tat-tat aggression that shreds any musical bull's-eye they draw a bead on."
Nominated as best punk band at the LA Weekly Awards, Civet drew the attention of Rancid frontman and Hellcat founder Tim Armstrong after recording and releasing a blistering debut with pro-skater/punk legend Duane Peters. "We love their music and we've known about them for awhile, and every year they've gotten better and better," says Armstrong.
Currently recording their Hellcat debut with producer Julian Raymond (Suicide Machines), the girls are working in down 'n dirty, old school all-night sessions in between tour dates with new labelmates Orange.
Civet tour dates:
Nov 21 - Johnny B's Medford - (Grant's Pass), Oregon
Nov 23 - Dante's - Portland, Oregon
Nov 24 - El Corazon - Seattle, Washington
Nov 26 - Fritz's - Reno, Nevada
Nov 27 - The Tudor Pub - (South Lake) Tahoe, California
Nov 28 - The Uptown - Oakland, California
Dec 07 - Spikes - Rosmead, California
October 21, 2014
Rancid Streams Album On iTunes Radio
In advance of its highly anticipated release on October 27 on Hellcat / Epitaph Records, Rancid's new...
September 30, 2014
Rancid Announces New Album "...Honor Is All We Know"
Rancid will release their highly anticipated new album titled <i>…Honor Is All We Know</i> on October...
July 16, 2014
The Interrupters Release Single and Video For "A Friend Like Me"
LA-based four piece bound by their rebel spirit and love of 2 Tone, The Interrupters proudly release...
June 16, 2014
The Interrupters Announce Album On Hellcat
Los Angeles-based ska band The Interrupters will release their self-titled debut album on August 5 on...
February 22, 2013
Left Alone Announces US Tour
Check out the dates below and see if Left Alone will be stopping in your city! Get more info here: <a...
September 25, 2012
Joe Strummer and The Mescaleros Re-Issues Out Today
Hellcat Records proudly announces the re- release of three classic albums from the legendary Joe Strummer...