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Secrets: Circus Envy’s new CD
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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
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
Follow the lik for the full review. ‘Secrets’ is the follow up to the EPs ‘Take Me Home’ and ‘A New Dawn’. The album is easy on the ear, full of blended harmonies and a very silky clean finish via Secrets – Circus Envy Album Review by Mat Radbourne.
Another review of Secrets, at the link below. Overall, ‘Secrets’ is a superb album and is full of great folk-rock and traditional folk songs via Album Review: Secrets by Circus Envy | Guitar-Cafe.
Another review for Secrets, this time in FATEA. Secrets is available to download now from our online store. As with many folk albums a lot of aspects of the human condition are touched upon, love, loss, sex, suicide and abandonment, not necessarily in that order. It brings about an album that is not only highly … Continue reading
Another review of “A New Dawn”, this time by the website Northern Sky. “Going Nowhere is clearly the most accessible song on the EP, which wouldn’t be out of place on the car stereo, especially an open top car in the middle of the summer season.” Read the full review at the below link: EP … Continue reading
Maverick Magazine have reviewed “A New Dawn” in their latest issue, giving the EP 4/5 stars. “…a fine blend of contemporary folk-rock and more traditional sounds, with a style that should have wide appeal beyond the usual British folk confines.” Issue 101 of Maverick is out on 12th November from WHSmiths, Tescos and online at … Continue reading
An EP which is very easy to listen to, yet lively enough to provoke some toe tapping, there is a definite feel of The Eagles, to the title track, A New Dawn and the second track, Going Nowhere. The dramatic instruments and fantastic strummed guitar, during A New Dawn provide an atmospheric backdrop to the … Continue reading
Circus Envy – A New Dawn (and a continuing daybreak…..) The most exciting UK folk based act since MUMFORD & SONS release debut….. Hull (UK) based alt.folk/pop band Circus Envy’s 5 track E.P. “A New Dawn” receives the accolade of a full international physical and digital release, on August 23rd 2010, distributed via Universal Records. … Continue reading