Melbourne prog/alt metal giants Circles mark their momentous return with ‘The Stories We Are Afraid Of | Vol:1’, the first EP release of an epic 2 part EP, out via Wild Thing Records on November 25th, 2022.
In the midst of being in the longest locked down city in the world, the group found solace in writing the next chapter of the Circles story. Following on from the major international success of album The Last One (2018), the resulting Vol:1 EP showcases the band’s evolving sound; exemplified by innovative songwriting nous coupled with subtle technicality, whilst also demonstrating familiar elements that have attracted a loyal global fanbase over their extensive career.
Vol:1 displays Circles’ direct and textured approach to alt/prog/metal to full effect, soaring with their artful and sensitive exploration to songwriting. Whether they’re marching through angular heavy riffs, tip-toeing across delicate electronics, or bobbing in subtle clean waves, the band takes you on an unforgettable journey that demands attention. With overarching themes of loss of identity and purpose, converging with trying to recapture one’s wonder and passion, Circles have crafted a modern tapestry of heavy music with plenty of wider appeal.
The Stories We Are Afraid Of | Vol:1 is produced and mixed by Circles’ own Ted Furuhashi (Twelve Foot Ninja -Silent Machine), with its music videos directed by Circles’ David Hunter (Caligula’s Horse -Slow Violence), and mastering duties handled by Luke Cincotta (Karnivool -Asymmetry)