Civil Twilight is one of those bands that I’ve been really digging of late, with their tune Letters from the Sky getting massive airplay on 5fm and recently the likes of KFM and Highveld Stereo too. When I did a little bit of digging, I found out that they’re actually South African and started out their musical careers right here in Cape Town (super cool hey!?). While busy excavating the throws of the internet I managed to find out that they were destined for a return to the Mother City as part of a bit of a break from their current North American touring schedule (yup, we’re that chilled down here).
The peeps over at Assembly used all of their business acumen to secure the awesome band for a one-night only performance at the Cape Town club in Harrington Street.
Formed by three life-long chommies – brothers Steven and Andrew McKellar and Richard Wouters – Civil Twilight has been been cooking it on the musical front since breaking into the local rock scene and then deciding to move to Los Angeles in August 2005 in a bid to reach the next level in their careers (back then it was pretty much the only option, I’d like to think things have changed slightly).
Signing with indie label One October, they co-produced and released their 2007 debut, Human, which had several songs feature in hit television shows like House (one of my FAVOURITES), One Tree Hill, and Terminator: The Sarah Conner Chronicles.
Now signed to Wind-Up Records and holding their own against their labelmates Evanescence, Civil Twilight released their self-titled second album in July 2009. Singles from that album have steadily gathered a following with ‘Letters From The Sky’ recently peaking at #7 on the US Billboard Alternative Music chart in July this year.
Catch Civil Twilight play at The Assembly on the 29th of December. Tickets are on sale at Webtickets.co.za