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New show announcement - Sunday 1st October 2023 @ The Fenton, Leeds - with a-tota-so - & - Din of Celestial Birds

We're delighted to have been invited to join Din of Celestial Birds at their album launch show, for their massively well received debut record The Night is for Dreamers, which came out in August 2023.Following on from their blockbuster set at ArcTangent, their whistle-stop tour of the UK promises to be one of the post-rock highlights of the autumn, as they showcase the album in full, for the first time in Leeds.Joining them on the bill are A-Tota-So, making it a delightful double-header with Nottingham's finest.Fair warning, this is another early show, with doors at 6pm, and Civil /// Service likely starting at 6:30pm - so let's have you down early!!Ticket Link to Din of Celestial Birds album launch show with A-Tota-So -& - Civil Service

New Civil /// Service curated show announcement - Saturday 30th September 2023 @ 33 Oldham Street, Manchester - with a-tota-so, Kusanagi, Din of Celestial Birds & Dutch Elm

Following on from the huge success that was our first Civil /// Service Curates show back in February 2023, we've put together another showcase of fantastic post-rock and math-rock from across the country.
Joining us at show #2 are:
Having played with a-tota-so at Portals presents down in London last year, and knowing how much they do for the wider scene in Nottingham, we couldn't pass up the opportunity to bring them to Manchester for their first show here in a fair few years.
Fresh from playing ArcTangent and a nationwide tour, a-tota-so are enjoy a great couple of years following the release of their 2nd record, Lights Out, which featured guest vocalists on every track spanning the Math and Post genres.
Their infectious spirit and stage presence guarantees this show is going to be a fun one.
Liverpool post-rock mainstays Kusanagi have a wealth of high-quality material behind them and continue to influence the scene in their home city - picking up many of the biggest support slots in the genre. We have been gig buddies from afar with them on numerous occasions and have heard multiple tales of their efforts to save shows and ensure touring acts keep the wheels moving; depending on which way you see it - their punishment - or reward - is a first show in Manchester in a number of years, and we're thrilled to be hosting it.
Din of Celestial Birds:The Boys from the Birb are back! They tore the roof off 33 Oldham Street with their last performance, which was filmed and makes up the core of their video for 1st single Downpour, off their debut album.
Whilst we aim to keep the curated show line-ups fresh, having been offered the opportunity to host DOCBs first show since their triumphant ArcTangent performance, and their first club show since releasing their much anticipated debut record, we couldn't resist.
Dutch Elm:Newcastle's rising stars of Post-rock venture out of their hometown to grace Manchester for the first time.
Having been brought to our attention as one of the finest contributors to this years You Matter post-rock/post-metal and derivatives compilation, the band have been picking up some high quality support slots with the likes of Poly-Math, Aaronson, False Hope for the Savage and plenty more besides.
Get down early to catch their set, they're guaranteed to make a big impression.
Civil /// Service round out an exceptional line-up. We hope that this event will prove as big a hit as the last show - so please, 'support your local poet' and pick up tickets as early as possible to allay our fears!Ticket Link to a-tota-so / Kusanagi / Din of Celestial Birds / Civil Service / Dutch Elm

New show announcement - Friday 13th October 2023 @ The York, Bolton - with Il Giardino Degli Specchi - & - Hinata

Civil /// Service return to performing live for the first time in half a year, following a break to record our debut album.
Joining Leeds math infused heavyweights Hinata, Civil Service will be opening for Italian Post-rock/post-metal icons Il Giardino Degli Specchi, at The York in Bolton, on Friday 13th October 2023.
The show is FREE! But we recommend securing an advance ticket to be assured to being admitted entry.

New Headline show announcement - Saturday 22nd April 2023 @ Grafton Arms, Manchester - with Narwhals, Hail Spraytan, Anyone's Ghost & Mr Novembre!

New show announcement - Thursday 23.02.2023 - [BOOM] Leeds - with Mount Forel, Dead Cosmonauts & New Ghost!

We're very proud to have also helped curate this bonus Mount Forel show, which takes place on Thursday 23rd February '23 at [BOOM] Leeds.
It's great to be heading back to BOOM once more, following on from our Ukraine Benefit show there last year with 1919 and La Rissa.
For the Leeds show Mount Forel are bringing their amazing new album on tour from London and beyond, and we're delighted to be playing alongside them and Sheffield heavyweights Dead Cosmonauts, as well as New Ghost again - officially mini tour buddies!
Tickets are £7 from Seetickets, which is insane for such a stellar line-up. It's an intimate little venue, so grab your tickets quick!
Grab a ticket to Mount Forel /// Dead Cosmonauts /// New Ghost /// Civil Service Here!

New show announcement - Saturday 25.02.2023 - 33 Oldham Street - with Mount Forel, Din of Celestial Birds & New Ghost!

We're very proud to have helped curate this epic little show, which takes place on Saturday 25th February '23 at 33 Oldham Street in Manchester.
Featuring some of the best bands we played with in 2022, along with new friends we're eager to share with our Manchester friends;
Mount Forel are bringing their amazing new album on tour from London and beyond, and we're delighted to be playing alongside them and the truly amazing Din of Celestial Birds, as well as New Ghost, who are destined to become your new favourite band.
Tickets are £7 from Seetickets, which is insane for such a stellar line-up. It's an intimate little venue, so grab your tickets quick!
Grab a ticket to Mount Forel /// Din of Celestial Birds /// New Ghost /// Civil Service Here!

New show announcement - Saturday 11.02.2023 - The Trades Club, Hebden Bridge - with L.O.E (Last of Eden)

We're delighted to announce we are opening for L.O.E. at The Trades Club, Hebden Bridge - on Saturday 11th Feb 2023.We first played with L.O.E. at Rough Trade in Nottingham earlier this year - and as well as putting on a hell of a performance, they were lovely folk.Since then, they've been in regular rotation, with their EP and singles being a real inspiration as to what a band in our genre and style can achieve.This show represents their biggest headline show to-date, and is close to a hometown show for the Halifax group - and represents one of our biggest shows to-date.We're sure tickets to this one will be a popular Xmas present in Halifax, so if you can make it - grab a ticket now at L.O.E. and Civil Service at Trades, Hebden Bridge

New show announcement - Saturday 03.12.2022 - The Peer Hat, Manchester - with Mountainscape

Ok - Actual last gig of the year. We want to thank Celestial Diadem for inviting us down to open for the amazing Mountainscape on Saturday, 3rd December 2022, at The Peer Hat in Manchester - bringing our year full circle, back to where our post-covid gigs began!Support also comes from fierce Leeds post-metal band Helve.Go check 'em out and head on down for a night of huge riffs and heavy music.

New show announcement - Thursday 24.11.2022 - Satan's Hollow with Poly-Math!

Civil Service return to Manchester for a hometown show to close what has been an amazing year for us!We've joining the amazing Poly-Math in a new venue for us, the awesome Satan's Hollow.We've got cheaplist tickets available, so if you're reading this, why not message us and get in a little cheaper!Let's finish the year in style; new songs, new venue same big Post Rock!

New show announcement - Friday 21.10.2022 - Wharf Chambers, Leeds - with Dystopian Future Movies -&- Din of Celestial Birds - for Bad Owl Presents!

Civil Service return to Leeds as last minute replacements on the Bad Owl presents show tonight!If you're reading this and in Leeds, head over to Wharf Chambers to catch us open for Din of Celestial Birds & the amazing Dystopian Future Movies.We've got cheaplist tickets available, so if you're reading this, why not message us and get in a little cheaper!Let's have it Leeds! New songs, new venue same big Post Rock!

New show announcement - Sunday 18.09.2022 - The Victoria, Dalston - LONDON - for PORTALS presents!

Our September mini-tour culminates with a big 'un.We're playing our maiden show in London, for titans of the Post/Math scene PORTALS, as part of PORTALS presents.
This all-dayer promises to be special. Not least because we're joining so many great acts; A-Tota-So, Modern Rituals, Civil Villains and Mount Forel have been regulars on our playlists - and we're excited to check out The Betty Shine in the flesh.
LONDON FOLK! Come on down, we want to see you!

New show announcement - Saturday 17.09.2022 - The Old Post Office, Shrewsbury - as part of LOOPfest!

The 2nd of 3 September shows to announce; Civil Service are playing on Saturday 17th September at The Old Post Office, SHREWSBURY as part of LOOPfest!This is our first time playing Shropshire, and we're excited to be heading back out to play alongside old Falsetival friends Wax Futures.
The festival is FREE! Come join us if you can.

New show announcement - 09.07.2022 - Rough Trade, Nottingham supporting
Last of Eden (L.O.E)

Another great show lined up - and our first as a band in Nottingham at the awesome Rough Trade of all venues.Opening for fellow post-rock up-starts L.O.E (Last of Eden), the show is FREE and promises to be loads of fun.Come on down to hear the best use of spoken-word samples in post-rock this side of prime-PSB!

New show announcement - 15.06.2022 - Parish, Huddersfield, supporting

We are honoured to be opening for And So I Watch You From Afar - and Vogons - Wednesday 15th June 2022 in Huddersfield at the legendary Parish Events venue (in their shiny new location).
It would be fair to say that this band wouldn’t exist without ASIWYFA. They’ve inspired us from the start and linked us to so many other great bands. Their new album Jettison is phenomenal and we were all looking forward to this show before they let us in!
This promises to be an amazing night with all guitars set to kill. Would love to see as many of you as possible (why weren’t you already going?!)

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Oct 13The YorkBoltonIl Giardino Degli Specchi - & - Hinata
Sept 3033 Oldham StreetManchester, UKa-tota-so - Kusanagi - Din of Celestial Birds - Dutch Elm
Apr 22Grafton ArmsManchester, UK(Headline Show; supported by:) Narwhals - Hail Spraytan - Anyone's Ghost - Mr Novembre)
Feb 2533 Oldham StreetManchester, UKMount Forel -&- Din of Celestial Birds -&- New Ghost
Feb 23BoomLeeds, UKMount Forel -&- Dead Cosmonauts -&- New Ghost
Feb 11The Trades ClubHebden Bridge, UKL.O.E (Last of Eden)


Dec 3Peer HatManchester, UKMountainscape -&- Helve
Nov 24Satans HollowManchester, UKPoly-Math - & - Archetype
Oct 21Wharf ChambersLeeds, UKDystopian Future Movies - & - Din of Celestial Birds
Sept 18The Victoria, DalstonLondon, UKPORTALS Presents, with Redwood / A-Tota-So / Modern Rituals / Civil Villains / Mount Forel / The Betty Shine
Sept 17The Old Post OfficeShrewsbury, UKLOOPfest 2022
Sept 16Ashley BrookSalford, UKLangworthy Live festival 2022
July 9Rough TradeNottingham UKL.O.E. (Last of Eden) - & - King Blonde
June 15ParishHuddersfield UKAND SO I WATCH YOU FROM AFAR -&- Vogons
June 6Retro BarManchester UKGiant Walker
May 18Retro BarManchester, UKCodices -&- BLACKSHAPE
May 7Sidney and MatildaSheffield, UKThe Dear Hunter
May 5Night & DayManchester, UKThe Dear Hunter
Apr 1BoomLeeds, UK1919 -&- La Rissa
Mar 10Peer HatManchester, UKHot Pink Sewage -&- Drat

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