Album Premiere: Empire Circus – Tí

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Dublin quartet Empire Circus are a band whose accessible, yet eclectic indie-pop craft bears the imprint of influences including Wilco, Beck, The War on Drugs, R.E.M. and even early Peter Gabriel (always a plus in our eyes

Founded in 2012, their self-titled debut album – which was released in September of 2013 – confined within its twelve tracks real promise, and an FM-leaning, carefully-crafted sound that hinted at something more substantial with the passing of time and the creative maturation that accompanies that.

Tomorrow (February 1) the band release its long-awaited follow-up, . And sure enough, it’s a cohesive and accomplished release that trims Empire Circus’ heartfelt and harmony-laden sound to its core.

Comprising songs recorded in Brooklyn in 2016 and 2017, and several recorded with Gavin Glass at Dublin’s Orphan Recording last year, the sound of a four-piece who have not simply found their sound, but one who have managed to distill it to eleven songs, most of which could feasibly be released as singles.

Empire Circus headline Dublin’s Button Factory on February 15th with very special guest Gavin Glass. Go here to buy tickets.

Ahead of its release tomorrow, have a first listen to below.

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