First Signs of Love No. 193 Sun Circus

Sun Circus

Indie newcomers Sun Circus released their latest single ‘We Went to War’ on 11 March.

‘We Went to War’ is all swagger and head nods, and brings an exciting grittiness to the band following the melodic indie dreaminess of debut single ‘Got That Feeling‘.

Style-wise there is a drop for the chorus, before a blast of energised guitars that draw from sources like Brighton-duo Royal Blood or even Muse. There really are a number of parents on this young band’s birth certificate. Mid-way through, things suddenly shift gear. Bassist Sammy spits out a blues lick that delivers a real throbbing pulse, and the tight-knit relationship with the breakbeat-heavy drumming leads to a slow, gradual ascent and an explosive ending.

‘We Went to War’ feels like a declaration by Sun Circus and marks their arrival on the music scene. Groove driven indie;  with more bite and less jangle. This is one circus you’d want to join.