I have been asked to do a feature on the new band Circus for for Blogcritics. I thought it would be a good idea to remind you what I said about the band previously in my column.
Circus Demo: Having waxed poetic about Circus live, you might probably think that the young lads would not translate that well onto demo CD. Well overall it does lack some of the amazing punch and pace of the band live. However when you hear 'Lady Margaret' with all pomp and presence that the band can muster.
It was rather clever that they left this gorgeous track until last. The entire rest of this demo is lead-up to this track, which should be enough to get them a deal by itself. Not that the rest of the tracks are at all bad from the cracking Prince-fuelled 'All 4 the Fight' right to the end. Its amazing stuff there is no other way of putting it.
And on their live form I said:
Now there has been a lot of buzz about these lads coming from various directions. My band-mate John got a copy of their demo while at another event a few weeks ago. The style of the band is a mix of Scissor Sisters, if they did metal and were straight, Queen at their heaviest, with a mix of Extreme at their funkiest, with a frontman (Sid Batham) who reminds you of either Prince while on guitar or Elton on piano. Sid is very much a classic frontman who gives it his all, and a rather good singer as well. The band combines all this and adds a touch of power metal rifferama. They are as tight as a Scot's wallet and professional way beyond their years.
Their bassist had only been with them for three weeks but it was hard to tell. The band have attracted some impressive people around them and have that special something that should take them all the way.
Kim, Perry Benson, and I all wished we had a record label that night as we would have signed them up on the spot. "Lady Margaret" has huge hit written all over it. If you get a chance to see these Norwich lads, do everything you can to see them. Then you can tell all your friends you knew them before they were huge. They are the best unsigned band going in the UK right now... of that there is no doubt.