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Alter The Press! Presents: Circles

Having kicked off the year with signing to Basick Records (Bury Tomorrow, The Arrusha Accord and more), Melbourne, Australia's Circles are set to gain widespread attention with their forthcoming EP, 'The Compass' as the bands progressive metal style draws its influences from bands Tesseract, Faith No More and Incubus.

Tracks like 'Clouds Are Gathering' consist of technical yet pounding metal riffs that are perfectly blended in with melodic vocals. The resulting affect is one that demands your attention.

For Fans Of: Tesseract, Sevendust, Faith No More and Incubus.

Alter The Press: Why should Alter The Press! readers check you out?
Circles: I think most people who are passionate about music should find something they like about us. We’re a predominantly heavy band, but we incorporate melodic vocals, solid grooves and song structures that most people could get into. In saying this, there is still heaps in there for the tech heads! It’s always the hardest question to answer when somebody asks “what sort of stuff do you play?” In all seriousness, just check us out, you’ll fucking love it!!

ATP: What's the story behind the band?
Circles: Ted and I (Dave) have been writing music together for as long as I can remember. We have always shared similar tastes in music and the same vision of what we wanted to achieve. We went separate ways for a couple of years to do other projects, quite different to Circles. Out of my project I met Drew (bassit), who has stuck with us since Ted and I reformed. The fact that Drew is an awesome bass player was a bonus, as he is one of the funniest dudes I have ever met and glues this band together. Matty approached us after hearing some of our demos on the internet. He fit the mould perfectly, sharing the same vision and being a very solid, well rounded player. Matty showed us Perry’s (vocalist) band one day on MySpace. Our jaws dropped. We knew he was going to be our singer. At first it was him just helping us out, laying down vocal tracks here and there as he was quite busy. He was already in 2 bands. It was all working out so well that Circles became Perry’s full time band, and here we are today.

ATP: Single highlight as a band so far?
Circles: Signing to Basick Records would have to be up there. It’s incredible the response we are getting so far in such early stages of being a functioning band. They have an awesome team over at Basick and it’s like we’ve known them for years. It’s never how I pictured this type of relationship being. You always hear horror stories of band/labels clashing heads but we just don’t have that yet...

ATP: What are your plans for the 12 months?
Circles: On intense juggling act between touring “The Compass” and writing our debut album. We want to play as many shows as we can in support of The Compass, but we can’t lose sight on the big picture. We plan on our first album being massive! We are already pretty excited about the small amount of material we have going. Getting overseas is a big priority for us, but whether or not it’s justifiable before the release of a full length album, only time will tell. We will be seeing the world in Circles form one day though, mark my words.

'The Compass' by Circles is released on May 16th through Basick Records.

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