Here’s what the press are saying about these guys!!
“Feelgood alt-pop work, which contributes towards rather than detracts from an enjoyable debut. Anthem-esque with clever lyrics” -The Sunday Times
“It’s honest, well played. Impressive” -Mail On Sunday
“Take the squally synth of Currents, where the four-piece brilliantly meddle with tempo and texture; Empire Circus have hit upon a formula that largely works” -The Irish Times
“Empire Circus have delivered an impressively entertaining debut”- Hotpress
“Empire Circus’s début EP strikes a nice balance between shamelessly conventional funky pop and alternative leaning rock“- Golden Plec
“By the time the last song ends you will have enjoyed this album, from ‘There Is A Light’ to ’Currents’, both being at either ends of the spectrum. Empire Circus know the science and have doubled checked the math”- MRU
Empire Circus are a four piece Alt Pop outfit who have tapped into the panache of Two Door Cinema Club, the demeanor of Arcade Fire and the general cool suave of Gorillaz… then morphed out at the other side with a resonant sound under the guise of Empire Circus.
Having lived and played music full time in the USA together for 7 years, they returned to Ireland in 2008 opened a Music School in South County Dublin – www.puremusic.ie. Then in the spring & summer of 2012 the band spent time writing, demoing and working feverishly on creating music. They wrote some songs. Actually they wrote lots of songs. Some they really enjoyed playing, others… not so much. So they took the fun ones and went to a studio in Brooklyn and crafted an album of 12 tunes that made them want to pull some pretty ridiculous dance moves. This was all done under the influence of Producer/Engineer/Mixer; Bryce Goggin (Ramones, The Morning Glories, Antony and the Johnsons).
Empire Circus’ sound is all about the thrill in rhythm and melody. Their debut album, including songs such as “A Day in the Life of a Superhero”, “I Know Better” and “All I Need” will assuredly leave you powerless against the urge to get up, get crazy, dance and sing like you never have before.
Band statement: The Future (the end is nowhere in sight): We still have dreams of conquering the world and selling the t-shirt, but for now we will be bringing dodgy dance moves and above all, music that electrifies the soul.
Empire Circus’ self-titled debut album is OUT NOW. Link is here: https://itunes.apple.com/ie/
€10 available online from WAV Tickets [Lo-Call 1890 200 078] (50c per ticket service charge applies on phone or creditcard bookings)
Strictly over 18′s, I.D. may be required.
AFTER THE GIG
Whelan’s Indie Club w/ Late Bar from 10:30pm or check out the bands playing The Midnight Hour in the upstairs venue (FREE ENTRY, 12am).