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Hometown: Long Beach, CA (USA)

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Civet, a wicked Long Beach, CA foursome aptly self–described as "femme fatale punk rock," has joined the Hellcat ranks, home to fellow agitators Tiger Army, HorrorPops and Rancid. "We are honored to join the Hellcat family a nd to be associated with the artists that continue to keep punk rock alive," says the band.

The girls of Civet (Ms Liza Graves on vocals and guitar, Suzi Homewrecker on guitar, Jacqui Valentine on bass and Danni Harrowyn on drums) do a excellent job of carrying on the long history of girl bands with broken hearts and an axe to gri nd – think early Distillers, Bikini Kill and the Runaways – but do so with a humor and brazen, in–your–face gorgeousness that sets them apart from the reflexive feminist stance that at times burdened their predecessors. The LA Weekly raves, "This fang–baring foursome clearly have no time for indulgent genre–gilding, bearing down instead with a large–caliber brat–a–tat–tat aggression that shreds any musical bull's–eye they draw a bead on."

Nominated as best punk band at the LA Weekly Awards, Civet drew the attention of Rancid frontman and Hellcat founder Tim Armstrong after recording and releasing a blistering debut with pro–skater/punk legend Duane Peters. "We love their mus ic and we've known about them for awhile, and every year they've gotten better and better," says Armstrong. Currently recording their Hellcat debut with producer Julian Raymond (Suicide Machines), the girls are working in down a nd dirty, old school all–night sessions in between tour dates with new labelmates Orange.


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