April 26, 2012 First Listen: Circle
I recently got turned onto Circle, an indie import from Australia. These guys (and one gal) are fairly new, but don’t let that fool you; their DIY electro-pop stylings are perfectly paired with a vintage vibe and just the right touch of nostalgia. Their studio debut, The Middle, is a ten-song treat featuring soaring melodies, buoyant beats, and whimsical pop magic. Think The Smiths, Belle & Sebastian, Mates of State, M83, even a little Hot Fuss-era Kilers; it’s a wide range of influences, yes, but it only makes for a layered, more interesting sound.
Circle’s full-length LP The Middle is out now on Monday Records, so you should get on that. In the meantime, though, check out the brand new video for the band’s fantastic, synth-heavy first single, “Fashion Me a Drum.” You know you want to!