Circles: With explosive accompanying music video!

Circles – Sleepwalking

About five percent of all children sleepwalking one or more times. Sleepwalking most often occurs at 4-12 years of age. The musicians in the band Circles are adult and do probably not sleepwalking but the band have a new single entitled……. Sleepwalking.


I fell asleep, and dreamed that time would wait for me

All the while, the earth was moving under my feet

The wishing well you thought you’d flooded out

Is running dry, scorched by the things you thought you knew

And now all I can taste is dust

A life lived in compromise

I’ve been sleepwalking through time

Whose hands will bury me

Got everything to lose and I won’t back down

Tearing out my heart to see what I have found

But if I disappear would it make a sound

Before I’m in the ground

I filled my mind with every wall I could

To stop my eyes from seeing what I knew they should

I was hidden from the world within

Got everything to lose and I won’t back down

Tearing out my heart to see what I have found

But if I disappear would it make a sound

Before I’m in the ground

Got everything to lose and I won’t back down

Tearing out my heart to see what I have found

But if I disappear would it make a sound

Melbourne prog/alt metal giants Circles make their momentous return with pulsating new single Sleepwalking and its explosive accompanying music video, unleashing a new era on July 13 via Wild Thing Records.

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, commencing now with ‘Sleepwalking’. Smashing right into the fray with their first release since 2018’s internationally acclaimed album ‘The Last One’ – the group’s debut with front-man Ben Rechter, Circles are bringing their textured prog-alt-metal flair to their newest single, which shudders with densely-packed melodies and artful songwriting.

In a metallic blitz of earth-shattering riffs and electronic textures, ‘Sleepwalking’ is razor-sharp and fierce. Putting it all on the line, Rechter’s fervent melodic tone intertwines with volatile guitars and hammering drums that surge with unbridled energy. At full force, ‘Sleepwalking’ is the band’s cathartic absolution.

Frontman Rechter speaks on the meaning and theme behind Sleepwalking,

«Essentially, it’s a song of fear and regret, of feeling like so much time has been wasted while you’ve unconsciously gone through the motions to arrive at your current situation. But you’re struggling to push yourself into the unfamiliar territory that holds the potential to provide you with what you’re searching for. It’s so easy to live and die in a comfort zone, even when all you want is out of it».

The new single was produced by Circles’ own Ted Furuhashi, its music video directed by the band’s David Hunter, with the track mastered by Luke Cincotta (Karnivool – Asymmetry).

Circles return to the live circuit for the Sleepwalking Australian Tour, across August and September. Joining them on all dates is an epic assortment of some of Australia’s best up and coming acts; The Omnific, Future Static, and Heartline.

Drummer Hunter comments:

«The last few years has been pretty damn tough on the music industry. We locked ourselves away and wrote the next chapter in the Circles story. The band is ready to road test some of this new material, along with some old favourites. So for the first time since 2019, we’re stoked to be able to see all of you legends again. This is going to be something really special for us».

Circles tour-de-force live show has taken them across Australia, Europe, and the UK, complemented by festivals including Euroblast, Prog Power, and Progfest, and a touring history with some of the who’s who of international progressive/alternative heavy music, such as The Dillinger Escape Plan, Opeth, Fear Factory, Periphery, TesseracT and Twelve Foot Ninja.

Don’t sleep on Circles, who mark their ferocious return on July 13 with new single Sleepwalking and epic music video accompaniment.


About Ulf Backstrøm (7417 Articles)
Mitt hovedfokus er musikk som er basert på progressiv tenking. Jeg er på ingen måte ensporet innen musikksmak, i likhet med intensjonen bak prog. Sjangerbegrepet er egentlig temmelig uinteressant annet enn til å gi en pekepinn om hva slags musikk det er snakk om i en anmeldelse. Jeg søker god musikk for å utfordre meg som lytter. God musikk til å trigge mine musikalske smaksløker, og til å sette i gang mine refleksjoner. Da er sjansen stor for at jeg utvikler meg og lærer, noe som bør være drivstoff for et hvert menneske. Fordi det å lære og utvikle seg er noe som tilfører livet en nødvendig porsjon "krydder". Slikt krydderet finner man blant annet i musikk. Ikke overraskende mener jeg at progressiv musikk har den fineste "smaken". På den annen side kan musikk med eller uten progressive elementer være godt nok til hverdags. Til fest derimot holder bare rendyrket prog! Må jo også få med at jeg rimelig kritisk, og jeg mener at det lages mye prog som er i beste fall uinteressant, og faktisk mye som er pinlig dårlig. Heldigvis oppveies dette av ekstremt dyktige aktører som for eksempel: Flower Kings, Mostly Autumn og White Willow, for å nevne noen tilfeldig valgte.
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