After performing in some really great shows in Dubbo and surrounding towns, local band Civil Hands scored a ‘dream gig’ when they played at a popular Bathurst festival.
After organisers put a call out for artists to apply to play at the 2018 Inland Sea of Sound Festival, Civil Hands were “stoked” to find out they had been successful.
“This was our first major festival event. It's probably safe to say that for most contemporary indie bands the festival scene is the dream gig. Getting a slot alongside some awesome talent - it felt great,” frontman Fred Randell said.
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The annual festival is held on top of Mount Panorama and Fred said the location was “spectacular.”
Not only did the Dubbo musos have a great time playing their music, but they also got to see other acts perform, including The Cat Empire.
“It's an event that everyone in the region should get on board with next year,” Fred said.
”There's always a good camaraderie between acts at gigs like this. We left the green room early on though so we could catch the action from front-of-stage so we didn't rub shoulders with The Cat Empire.”
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For the next few months, Civil Hands will be getting into the studio to lay down new material for their second album.
The launch for their first album, Leave It All Behind, was a memorable one as they collaborated with local visual artists Jack Randell and Peter Aland and were joined onstage by local muso friends for renditions of album songs at the Old Dubbo Gaol.
“Upping the ante for the next release is going to be a fun challenge,” Fred said.