The Civil Wars

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John Paul White: Beulah review – spectacularly gloomy and bitter
Following the very public disintegration of the Civil Wars in 2012, John Paul White returns with a set of beautifully composed, utterly self-absorbed modern country songs

Alexis Petridis

11, Aug, 2016 @2:00 PM

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Joy Williams – Venus: exclusive album stream
Following the breakup of the Civil Wars, Joy Williams has released a cathartic solo record. Have a listen and let us know your thoughts

Tshepo Mokoena

22, Jun, 2015 @4:00 PM

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Joy Williams: What got me through the Civil Wars breakup? Friends, therapy – and red wine
The singer had to reinvent herself after the dramatic implosion of the Civil Wars. Now she has returned with the solo album Venus, full of music that just spilled out of her

Michael Hann

25, May, 2015 @6:00 PM

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The Civil Wars announce their split, once and for all
Two years after stopping touring owing to ‘irreconcilable differences’, the country-folk duo confirm they have reached the end of the road

Sean Michaels

06, Aug, 2014 @6:50 AM

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The Civil Wars reach the big time (but it's too late to fix musical differences)
Band has reached the top of the charts, spurred on by tweets from Adele, but success comes months after the duo broke up

Vanessa Thorpe

10, Aug, 2013 @9:56 PM

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The Civil Wars: The Civil Wars – review

Love is a battlefield on the new album by a duo who aren't speaking to each other, writes Kitty Empire

Kitty Empire

03, Aug, 2013 @11:04 PM

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The Civil Wars: The Civil Wars – review

Alexis Petridis: They can't stand the sight of each other, but the Civil Wars forced themselves to make one more album. So does tension make for great art in this case?

Alexis Petridis

01, Aug, 2013 @2:29 PM

The Civil Wars

After a rift developed between the two members, it seemed we might never get a second album from The Civil Wars. But here it is - have a listen and let us know your thoughts

Harriet Gibsone

30, Jul, 2013 @2:17 PM

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The Civil Wars cancel UK tour dates owing to 'irreconcilable differences'
Country-folk duo say they are 'unable to continue as a touring entity', but offer to reimburse ticket holders for cancelled shows

Guardian music

07, Nov, 2012 @10:54 AM

The Civil Wars – review

At what the sublime singer-guitarist duo describe as their biggest gig, the audience handclaps start early and end with a standing ovation, writes Dave Simpson

Dave Simpson

31, Oct, 2012 @6:21 PM

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This week's new singles

Plan B | Taylor Swift Feat The Civil Wars | Lostprophets | Charlie Simpson | Eugene McGuinness

Issy Sampson

24, Mar, 2012 @12:05 AM

Civil Wars: Barton Hollow – review
Adele's favourite live duo have produced a bewitching debut album, writes Phil Mongredien

Phil Mongredien

04, Mar, 2012 @12:08 AM

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