London-based Alt-Math-Rock newcomers Civil Villains are pleased to reveal their new single ‘Soapbox’, out now on all good digital service providers.
The track is the latest to be taken from the band’s debut EP 'Snake Oil', which is out now via Megafauna Records. (Read our review here)
"When we were writing the song we were discussing the idea of being caught in the crossfire of other people's decisions, power dynamics and the sort of frustration and friction that's borne from those things,” said the band of the song’s origins.
Commenting on the oddly affecting video which sees the band trapped in a vehicle in a carwash, the band explained: “We thought getting stuck in this endless carwash, as a group of seemingly unwilling passengers to this unknown driver, played quite well with the lyrics. But mostly, being in a band is a lot of fun and we don't like to take ourselves too seriously, so when we ridiculously extrapolated the word Soapbox as ‘car equals box’ and ‘carwash equals soap’, it appealed to us to just go completely deadpan with the whole kids in the backseat cliche and to get a bit wet."