As Finland's uncompromisingly creative rock outfit CIRCLE prepares to add another crushing record to their mammoth discography with the release of their Southern Lord-bound Terminal LP, a new track from the album has been let out of the cages.
CIRCLE is the very definition of genre-defying; a rare feat for any band, but effortlessly achieved by this prolific collective. The Terminal-closing rager "Sick Child" is now streaming through an exclusive co-premiere through partnered sites BrooklynVegan and Invisible Oranges, who classify the track as, "a truly hypnotizing dose of heavy psych with a swaggering vocal performance. It sorta finds the middle ground between Sabbath and MBV, but even that comparison doesn't do it justice. And it's not really indicative of any other song on the album."
Also stream the previously-released single "Kill City" HERE.
Never content on staying the same, CIRCLE has created an idiosyncratic cocktail of sonic fusions, conjuring an impulsive, dizzying energy that stirs a spirit of curiosity within the listener, and possesses all who encounter the band. Whilst many would run out of creative steam after more than thirty albums, CIRCLE continue to boldly explore sonic soundscapes, venturing curiously into terrains of Stooges-esque swagger, trance-inducing kraut rock mantras, beautiful electronic ambience, psychedelic rock noodling, arena storming AOR weirdness, '70s prog rock extravagance, glam pop pomp, and of course their core sound, heavy metal, not to mention other peculiar and daring sounds that simply cannot be pigeonholed.
Southern Lord will issue Terminal on June 23rd; preorders are live at the Southern Lord store and Southern Lord Europe, as well as at Bandcamp.