The band set the ‘Later with Jools’ studio alight this week with their debut UK TV performance of ‘Barton Hollow’ which can be seen below-
Following a sell-out Union Chapel performance in September the band now announce a headline Shepherds Bush Empire to coincide with the UK release of the album, on Monday 19th March. Tickets for Shepherds Bush will be available from Friday 7th October from Shows | Kililive.com – Kilimanjaro Live, Music, Concert, Festival and Entertainment Promoter Other UK dates will be announced shortly.
The band is an enigmatic duo comprised of California-to-Nashville transplant Joy Williams and her Alabaman partner, John Paul White. They are a huge DIY success in their homeland having independently sold over 185,000 copies of the ‘Barton Hollow’ album already through touring and word of mouth. The album reached Number 1 on the iTunes chart in the US to widespread critical acclaim for their music and live shows.
The Civil Wars are a raw and unique talent who’s heartbreakingly sparse and beautiful melodies sit perfectly with their two agonisingly restrained individual voices. With flavours of blues, folk, Americana, country and classic singer-songwriter their sound is firmly rooted in the gothic American South.
Accompanied by dark and brooding visuals, the bands imagery continues the intimate conversations and understated sparks of the music.