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Thursday, January 25, 2007

The Circus

"Bourne out of the slums of Dublin, these wandering souls found music as their only escape from a world of drugs, alcohol and poverty. Hoping to one day enter a world of drugs, alcohol and lots of money"

That was the biography which drew my attention to The Circus recently while browsing myspace, and I've been quite impressed by some of their material on offer. Here you will hear the sounds of the 70s - The script reads from Bowie to Iggy and The Stooges to T-Rex, and so on. It's not surprising to read The White Stripes as the only contemporary band listed amongst their main influences.

Finest track is surely This House of Rumours - emphatically T-Rex in influence. Creepin' Crawlin' is another not to be overlooked, this one with a bass line which threatens to break into Iggy's Lust For Life before settling into its own, and while not one of my favourites, for Bowie fans, listen out for echoes of 'All The Young Dudes' from verse to verse in The Time Box. So, very much steeped in the 70s.

As for details on the band, there's not much information on offer here. They're a four piece from Clondalkin, Dublin. It seems they formed a few years ago, and a debut EP is apparently being recorded at the moment. It could be a quite a strong one looking at the best of their material on offer.

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