One of the most exhilarating bands to emerge in recent years, CIVIC have reimagined the reckless intensity of proto-punk for an era of endless uncertainty. On their 2021 debut album Future Forecast, the Melbourne-based four-piece offered up a barrage of songs matching their frenetic sound with both self-aware outpouring and incisive observation of the world around them — a dynamic that’s earned massive critical acclaim as well as admiration from the likes of musicians like punk legend Henry Rollins. CIVIC joyfully obliterate the line between furious catharsis and unbridled fun, introducing a vital new energy into today’s musical landscape.

In sharing such an immersive and emotionally arresting body of work, CIVIC ultimately hope to leave listeners with the same revelatory sensation they found in discovering the music that’s shaped them.

Cardigan Inn is a young post-punk band trying to find the perfect spot between surprising melodies and solid grooves. Inspired by King Gizzard, Parquet Courts and The Talking Heads this fivepiece from Amsterdam have given their garage rock origins a fresh twist which results in a catalogue ranging from softer pop songs to longer hard-hitting compositions.