A British alternative folk band
Secrets: Circus Envy’s new CD
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It’s been a while, so we wanted to let you know that we are still here, we have just been locked away busily working on our next record, which we hope to share with you in 2013. We have a couple of festival appearances this year to say goodbye to the material from Secrets so … Continue reading
Hi everyone, it’s been a while, but we have been really busy with the summer festivals! After the resounding success of our Christmas shows over the last two years, we are pleased to announce not one, but two Christmas performances this year! We are playing at either side of the Humber so hopefully those of … Continue reading
We are pleased to have been announced as runners up in FATEA’s band of the year award, along with ahab. Congratulations to winners The Carrivick Sisters! The full list of winners are here.
Those of you who made it to our final gig of the year last night in Barton-upon-Humber will have a copy, but for everyone else, here is a digital version of our review of the year 2011. We hope you enjoy it! Open publication – Free publishing – More 2011
We wander into more folky territory with Circus Envy and their catchy “Say Something” single, taken from their recently-issued album, “Secrets”. It’s like The Levellers without the rebel-rousing and benefits from a lengthy instrumental passage, which is bound to go down a storm at any festival with a ‘pop-up’ cider tent. This is drinking music … Continue reading
The album, ‘Secrets’ by Circus Envy is a softly rolling and positive effort from the alternative folk five piece from East Yorkshire. Taking their name from an REM track, it seems poignant to review a band that takes strong influences from the group that have recently disbanded. Although the album is generally folk influenced and … Continue reading
Hull-bred folk outfit Circus Envy’s new single Say Something is a double-faced affair. A-side Say Something is catchy as hell, all dolled up in strings and snares, as if threatening to conquer the universe with its fiery, even flamenco-ish guitar visions. It shows the band’s inspirations quite clearly: they take Marcus Mumford, tone down the … Continue reading
Die hard folkies won’t find the modern innovations to be too much for them, and the kiddywinks will be lulled into a false sense of security, with the up to date arrangements and surfeit of ballads. Incidentally, what is it today with bairns and ballads? When I were a lad, it was Motorhead or be … Continue reading
Circus Envy interview Follow the link to hear an interview with Circus Envy on Canalside Community Radio.
An alt-folk five piece from East Yorkshire who take their name from REM’s surf rock song and feature a largely acoustic line-up that includes mandolin, bouzouki, cajon and flute, their debut album captures my attention immediately with opening track Regret, a wearily reflective ‘wish I was a better man’ number with a great singalong chorus, … Continue reading
Circus Envy! Ha! What a terrible name! Never mind: this is still a lovely but resolutely un-edgy folk/pop album which is heartfelt and played with no little skill and sung in an unshowy, but very effective, manner. And it is shot through with the kind of sunshine which makes for a rather upbeat listen, and … Continue reading
You can order your copy of the new Circus Envy album, Secrets, on CD from our online store http://circusenvy.bandcamp.com for £9.99 plus postage. Secrets is also available in digital format from all good download stores, including iTunes and Amazon MP3.