Australian five-piece Circles burst onto the scene in 2010 with a blinding debut EP called The Compass, and were one of a few great signings made by independent UK label Basick Records that year.
Whilst it has not been deathly silent from them since – they’ve played fairly regularly in their native land down-under – we’ve not heard a great deal of new tunes from them – until now.
The song, titled “Another Me“, was debuted on BBC Radio 1′s Rock show last night – which is hosted by Hexes frontman and ex-The Lucky Nine and Bloodhound Gang guitarist Daniel P. Carter – and will feature on the band’s forthcoming debut full-length, to be released next year via Basick. You can listen to the entire show here, with “Another Me” at about thirteen or fourteen minutes in. The show also features a great session from Every Time I Die and another new track, this time from Lower Than Atlantis – all amongst some great tunes. Carter really knows his stuff.
A couple of videos for their studio sessions have been posted over the past few months, and from that and “Another Me“, it’s sounding pretty good. Circles are sometimes labelled as a djent band, but I think that does slight discredit to the full range of their abilities and influences – even if the did write 2010′s best one-chord riff at the end of “Clouds Are Gathering” – with some incredibly skilful and varied drumming, and the incredible soaring vocals of Perry Kakridas.