The Civil Wars Release Cover Of ‘Sour Times’

The Civil Wars have recorded a cover of Portishead’s ‘Sour Times’ and performed it live in a London alley. This recording will be featured as the B-side to The Civil War’s upcoming Billie Jean 7 inch vinyl, releasing on Record Store Day 2012.

Watch their performance of ‘Sour Times’ below.

Civil Wars are an enigmatic duo made up of Nashville via California transplant Joy Williams and her Alabaman partner, John Paul White. They have independently sold over 215,000 copies of their album ‘Barton Hollow’ already in the USA through touring and word of mouth. The band is touring extensively in support of ‘Barton Hollow’ during 2012.

Tour dates:

Mar 13 – Birmingham, UK @ HMV Institute
Mar 14 – Dublin, Ireland @ The Academy
Mar 16 – Manchester, UK @ Academy 2
Mar 17 – Lancaster, UK @ Library
Mar 18 – Leeds, UKLeeds @ Metropolitan University
Mar 19 – London, UK @ Shepherd’s Bush Empire
Mar 21 – Brighton, UK @ Komedia
Mar 22 – Bristol, UK @ 02 Academy
Mar 23 – Edinburgh, UK @ The Queen’s Hall
Mar 24 – Highland, UK @ Big Top @ Isle of Skye
Mar 26 – Koln, Germany @ Kultukirche
Mar 27 – Brussels, Belgium @ AB Club
Mar 28 – Paris, France @ Point Ephémère
Mar 29 – Amsterdam, Netherlands @ De Duif
Mar 31 – Södermalm, Sweden @ Kägelbanan
Apr 01 – Zurich, Switzerland @ Abart
Apr 02 – Berlin, Germany @ Festsaal Kreuzberg
Apr 04 – Istanbul, Turkey @ Salon
May 06 – Memphis, TN @ Beale Street Music Festival
May 23 – Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
May 24 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot
May 25 – George, WA @Sasquatch Music Festival
Jun 10 – Manchester, TN @ Bonnarroo Music Festival
Oct 28 – Belfast, UK @ Mandela Hall
Oct 29 – Dublin, Ireland @ Olympia Theatre
Oct 30 – Manchester, UK @ 02 Apollo
Nov 01 – Liverpool, UK @ Liverpool Philharmonic Hall
Nov 02 – Glasgow, UK @ 02 ABC
Nov 03 – Gateshead, UK @ The Sage Gateshead
Nov 04 – Cambridge, UK @ Corn Exchange
Nov 06 – London, UK @ Roundhouse
Nov 07 – Brighton, UK @ Brighton Dome
Nov 08 – Coventry, UK @ Warwick Arts Centre
Nov 10 – Southampton, UK @ Southampton Guildhall
Nov 11 – Cardiff, UK @ Cardiff University

For more information on The Civil Wars, visit thecivilwars.com.

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