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Civil Twilight

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Cape Town, South Africa (1996 – present)

Civil Twilight is the three-piece rock band from Cape Town, South Africa consisting of Andrew McKeller(guitar, vocals), Steven McKeller(vocals, bass guitar, keyboards), Richard Wouters(drums, percussion) and Kevin Dailey(keyboards). They are signed to Wind-up Records, and have released two studio albums—their self-titled debut album, Civil Twilight, and Holy Weather.

Originally hailing from Cape Town, South Africa, Civil Twilight is a power trio that draws parallels with Pilot Speed and is especially known for their similar sound to early U2, Muse, Jeff Buckley, and Radiohead. Their music has been described as having impassioned vocals and stirring, alt-rock songcraft. Brothers Andrew and Steven McKellar were raised in a musical household, having explored their father’s jazz collection at a young age while listening to their classically trained mother play piano. In November 1996, Andrew launched a teenaged band with help from his high school classmate, guitarist Richard Wouters. The two scheduled an inaugural rehearsal for the following month; in the interim, Andrew discovered that his younger brother, Steven, could sing and write songs. The three musicians subsequently banded together, with Steven agreeing to master the bass and Wouters giving up the guitar (which Andrew also played) to learn drums.

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  • MystikIvanow

    AMAZING band. Period.

    20 Feb 2:31am Reply
  • MrJVitor

    Can't wait for "Courage or The Fall"

    16 Feb 10:33pm Reply
  • Derp1337face

    great new album, cant decide which one is better

    4 Feb 9:19pm Reply
  • olikaok

    замечательные)

    10 Jan 5:51pm Reply
  • TabaDias

    ♥♥♥

    20 Oct 2013 Reply
  • veddie30

    Move/stay ♥

    12 Oct 2013 Reply
  • MelancholyRage

    Their first album was mostly beautiful, their new album Holy Weather is just an upbeat poppy MESS.

    25 Aug 2013 Reply
  • Cuttooth84

    Probably the best discovery (band-wise) I made in the past few years, hands down! :)

    2 Aug 2013 Reply
  • Jefersonr_

    foda.

    8 Jul 2013 Reply
  • thatenddown

    I have a suggestion for anyone who wishes the Holy Weather bonus tracks were actually part of the album and not added onto the end: 1. River; 2. Holy Weather; 3. Fire Escape; 4. Move/Stay; 5. Night is Cold; 6. Every Walk...; 7. Highway of Fallen Kings; 8. Wasted; 9. It's Over; 10. Church on Fire; 11. Shape of a Sound; 12. Sweet Resistance; 13. Please Don't Find Me; 14. Surrender; 15. Doorway.

    25 May 2013 Reply
  • Hennemenne

    On my birthday in HAM... great!

    10 Mar 2013 Reply
  • lucasmtheus

    new main pic pls.

    10 Feb 2013 Reply
  • Yvski

    Germany in April!

    7 Feb 2013 Reply
  • filozoficznaJA

    Come to Poland, because you're my favorite band and I can't go to your concert in America ;_________; pretty please!

    4 Jan 2013 Reply
  • confiteo

    Come to Poland! [2]

    24 Nov 2012 Reply
  • Pachirisue

    awesome awesome awesome!

    18 Nov 2012 Reply
  • ajlowju

    Come to Poland! <3 ohhh i love u guys!

    13 Nov 2012 Reply
  • JFParnell

    Civll Twilight on live now at the Austin City Limits Music Festival on Youtube.

    13 Oct 2012 Reply
  • Poisonnation

    saw these guys live with mutemath yesterday. so epic!

    7 Oct 2012 Reply
  • yassin_Os

    when are they coming back to south africa !

    4 Oct 2012 Reply
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