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Circle Of Reason Announce Whatever’s Clever March UK Tour

Having stormed into 2014 with the release of their video single Themes Amongst Thieves, Southampton’s alternative rock force announce live dates for their forthcoming, Whatever’s Clever Tour.

With further UK tours and festival appearances still to be announced for this summer, Circle Of Reason will be bringing their rock show to northern England and Scotland this March. Frequently compared to musical giants such as Queens Of The Stone Age, Biffy Clyro, The Smashing Pumpkins, Coheed and Cambria and Deftones, Circle Of Reason’s prog-tinged hard rock riffs, intricate song dynamics and melodic vocals are gaining the band loyal followers world-wide. Building upon their reputation as one of Britain’s most exciting emerging new rock acts, Circle Of Reason have garnered early support from the likes of Kerrang! TV, Scuzz TV, Power Play & Big Cheese Magazine. With numerous UK Festivals and tours already under their belt, the South West UK quartet have previously earned their place on stage supporting the likes of InMe, Feed The Rhino, Landscapes, Neck Deep and many more.

You can catch Circle Of Reason live on the following dates:
Mon March 17 – Mink Rocks, Middlesbrough
Tues March 18 – South Sea Live, Sheffield
Thurs March 20 – Grand Central, Manchester
Fri March 21 – The Black Bull, Castleford
Sat March 22 – Vintage Rock Bar, Doncaster
Sun March 23 – The Towler, Bury
Wed March 26 – Bannerman’s, Edinburgh
Fri March 28 – Monty’s Bar, Dunfermline
Sat March 29 – The Box, Glasgow

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Circle Of Reason Release Video For Single, Themes Amongst Thieves

Southampton alternative rock band, Circle Of Reason, have recently released a video for their latest single, Themes Amongst Thieves.

The band released Themes Amongst Thieves at the beginning of this week. The track is taken from the band’s recent EP release, These Hands & This Mind. The single marks their first record release since joining forces with independent label Ambicon Records.

Hailing from South-West England, and forming the current lineup in 2011, Circle Of Reason’s prog-tinged alternative rock draws them frequent comparsions to the likes of Smashing Pumpkins, Biffy Clyro and QOTSA.

With UK tours already announced this year, fans can catch them live at a series of dates in January with Sheffield’s metal-core outfit, Inherit The Stars:
Sun 19 Jan – Kraak Gallery, Manchester
Tues 21 Jan – Three Tuns, Gateshead
Thurs 23 Jan – O’Reilly’s, Hull
Fri 24 Jan – Lounge 41, Workington
Sat 25 Jan – Woolpack Live, Doncaster

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Circle of Reason Announce November’s Static Tour Dates

South West prog-fused alternative rockers Circle Of Reason announce dates for their Static Tour this coming November.  The Southampton based outfit are heading to the north of England in support of their recent self-released EP, These Hands & This Mind.

Drawing upon a wide range of influences from the likes of Smashing Pumpkins, Deftones and QOTSA yet retaining their own unique and diverse twist of alternative hard rock, Circle of Reason are recognised for their hard hitting riffs, soaring choruses, intricate song arrangements and the versatility in their song craft and musicianship. Pulling listeners into a journey from beautiful melancholy to the depths of stomping hard rock, the band have a musical twist that appeals to a wide audience.

Circle Of Reason

Circle Of Reason

Making waves since the release of their debut EP A Favour For A Stranger last year, Circle of Reason have earned the early approval of Kerrang TV, Scuzz & Big Cheese Magazine.

Their relentless gigging schedule across Britain has seen them support the likes of InMe, Freeze The Atlantic, Feed The Rhino and Floods and perform at some of the UK’s leading rock and metal festivals.

Circle Of Reason’s Static Tour dates:
Sat 9 November, Bumper, Liverpool
Sun 10 November,Shades, Bridlington
Mon 11 November, South Sea Live, Sheffield
Tues 12 November, Thirsty Scholar, Manchester
Thurs 14 November, O’Rileys, Hull
Fri 15 November, The Black Bull, Castleford
Sat 16 November, Vintage Rock Bar, Doncaster
Sun 17 November, The Wardrobe, Leeds

These Hands & This Mind EP out now on iTunes.

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Down The Machine Give Away Free Download Of Single, Everything I Am Not

Leeds’ alternative rock/metal band Down The Machine have released Everything I Am Not as a free download single.

Frequently compared to the likes of Soundgarden, Alice In Chains and NIN, Down The Machine’s blend of alternative hard rock with elements of industrial electronics continue to appeal to many hard rock fans. They have received airplay worldwide and appeared at various UK music festivals in recent years.

Down The Machine

Down The Machine

Experimenting more with an electronic background intro than on previous tracks, Everything I Am Not has something different. Driving, broody depths reminiscent of Billy Idol’s White Wedding or even Depeche Mode at their dirtiest. The vocals are strong, clear and attractive despite the high range and inevitable shout volume. The tortured line “You are everything that I am not…” will have resonance with many.

There are plenty of heavy guitar riffs to keep a rock audience members’ head shaking happy but there’s something of a wider appeal here. This would be great to hear in a club. It’s a track that you would notice and want to hear again. Building from “You are a bruise on me/A stain I can’t clean…” to “Tell me why there’s nothing more than this”, it grows with desperate plea and frustration – the very stuff of youth; confusion, anger and lust. There’s a hook, it’s rock and it’s cool.

Currently recording their second album for release in 2014, Down The Machine founders Steve Wilson (Vox) and Dan Millikin (Guitar) announce the new additions of David Preston (Drums) and Darren Johnson (Bass).

By Kate Dexter

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Inherit The Stars Announce Release Of Video For Single, Caught In The Crossfire

Sheffield’s emerging alt rock/metalcore band Inherit The Stars announce the release of the video for their latest single, Caught In The Crossfire.

Inherit The Stars

Sheffield’s alt rock band, Inherit The Stars

Caught In The Crossfire is taken from May’s debut album release, We Were Made To Walk The Skies. Caught In The Crossfire is an explosion of a track that has all the elements of a great, anthemic rock song – soft vocals suddenly drowned by screams, memorable and punchy lyrics in the chorus and most of all, fantastic guitar and synth riffs.

You can watch the video for Caught In The Crossfire below:

Inherit The Stars will be headlining Sheffield’s 02 Academy 2 on 21 September 2013.

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