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CIVIL TWILIGHT on VH1’s Big Morning Buzz, “Holy Dove”

Thomas Bellflower May 26, 2015
Civil Twilight appeared on VH1’s “Big Morning Buzz” this week to perform their new single “ Holy Dove” from the forthcoming studio album,  Story Of An Immigrant. Watch the performance HERE and the interview HERE. The track is having great success, and is one of the Top 10 Most Added Songs at Alternative Radio. Listen to the album version of the single via SoundCloud HERE.
The new LP, out July 10, is the band’s third full-length release on Wind-up Records. To celebrate the release, the band is playing select shows at intimate venues with artists such as The Gaslight Anthem, Cold War Kids and Lord Huron. Please see full tour dates below.
Civil Twilight’s Steven (lead vocals, bass and piano ) and Andrew McKeller (guitar), Richard Wouters (drums) and Kevin Dailey (keys and guitar) spent one month recording Story Of An Immigrant with Ben H. Allen (Gnarls Barkley, Bombay Bicycle Club, Cut Copy) at Maze Studios in Atlanta. Of the title track and album theme, frontman Steven McKeller says “this song both lyrically and musically seemed to set the course for the new music we were writing. It was the first song written for the new record where we all collectively went, ‘I like this. Let’s keep going in this direction.’ We think musically it very naturally links our past with where we’re headed – and lyrically it’s in many ways the story of our lives, our band, and our journey.”
Civil Twilight started as brothers Steven and Andrew McKellar explored their father’s jazz collection and listened to their classically trained mother play piano in Cape Town, South Africa. In 1996, Andrew launched a teenaged band with help from his high school classmate, drummer Richard Wouters. The bandmates relocated to Los Angeles in August of 2005 where they co-produced their debut record, Human (2007). Several songs from the album were featured in prime-time television shows, including “One Tree Hill,” “House,” “Star Crossed” and “Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles.” Shortly after their debut release, the band moved to Nashville and signed with Wind-Up Records in 2008. After re-releasing their self-titled LP in 2010, the band’s debut single, “Letters from the Sky,” reached #5 on the Alternative radio charts and remained in the Top 10 for 6 months of the year, selling over 200,000 copies.
In 2012, Civil Twilight released Holy Weather and headlined a U.S. tour with Morning Parade as an opener and supported two months with Mutemath. Past tour mates have also included Florence & The Machine, Young The Giant, Jimmy Eat World, Of Monsters and Men and Neon Trees, among many others. Civil Twilight has played the main stage at festivals such as Bonnaroo, Hangout, Voodoo, Austin City Limits, VH1 Best Cruise Ever, Milwaukee Summerfest, Kirstenbosch (Cape Town) and Rocking the Daisies (Cape Town). Their most recent single “Fire Escape” charted Top 20 Alternative, and received extensive coverage on MTV, Vh1 and Fuse.
*with Matthew E. White and Small Time Napoleon
†with In The Valley Below and The Sun and The Sea
‡with The Gaslight Anthem, Cake, Airborne Toxic Event and more
§with Cold War Kids
**with Lord Huron
††with Nate Ruess and MS. MR.
‡‡with Delta Rae
May 27                                                       Louisville, KY                    Louisville Waterfront Park*
May 29                                                        Ferndale, MI                                         The Magic Bag
June 17                                                        St. Louis, MO                                                  Firebird†
July 12                                                       Philadelphia, PA                    Radio 104.5 Block Party††
July 16                                                         Nashville, TN                                         3rd & Lindsley
July 21                                                           Vienna, VA                                               Jammin Java
July 22                                                         New York, NY                                     Bowery Ballroom
July 24                                                      Clifton Park, NY                          Upstate Concert Hall‡
July 25                                                          Buffalo, NY               Canalside Buffalo with WLKK§
July 27                                                         Toronto, ON                                                    Rivoli‡‡
July 28                                                         Cleveland, OH                                               Grog Shop
July 31                                                      Minneapolis, MN                                               Turf Club
August 1                                                     Milwaukee, WI                                              Shank Hall
August 3                                                        Omaha, NE                                              Slowdown**
August 7                                                       Denver, CO                                          Larimer Lounge


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