Prog ensemble Circuline are excited to announce a new lineup! Keyboardist/vocalist Andrew Colyer (Robert Berry’s 3.2 Band, The Tubes), drummer Darin Brannon (Downing Grey, Surface Tension), and lead vocalist Natalie Brown (Evita, Rocky Horror Picture Show) welcome new band members Shelby Logan Warne (Kyros) on bass and vocals, and Dave Bainbridge on guitars (Strawbs, IONA, Lifesigns).
Six years in the making, Circuline’s new album “C.O.R.E.”, released on the Inner Nova Music label, will be available as an album of eight tracks available in a gatefold digipak CD, with an eight-page booklet of lyrics and liner notes. The album will be released on Friday, September 20th, 2024.
This album explores themes in romantic relationships, surviving abuse, finding one’s own personal power, and the turbulent times in which we live. Where does the album title come from? Collectively, we’ve all lived through a unique time in history, and the band has had quite a few personnel changes, which are discussed in the new “Behind the Scenes” Album Launch video. We are Circuline. We are Original. We are Reimagined. We are Evolving. We are the “C.O.R.E.”.
Says Andrew, “Written and recorded between 2018 and 2023, for this album we really wanted to keep all of the writing “in-house” within the band. So, the majority of the material was written by myself, Darin, and Natalie. Billy Spillane had input into almost every song before he decided it was time to move on. Two of the songs were co-written with Matt Dorsey, who is still a good friend and colleague of ours – I’m performing with his band at the International ProgStock Festival this year. Alek Darson had invaluable input during the writing and arranging stages. Shelby and Dave brought new perspectives and their own unique artistry to these songs, and we couldn’t be happier with the result. The icing on the cake is to have our good friend Joe Deninzon (Kansas, Stratospheerius) as a Guest Artist for some killer electric violin parts!”
Watch Circuline’s “C.O.R.E.” Album Launch Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ckt6SKkIoM
The 2024 “C.O.R.E.” Virtual Tour begins in January 2024, and will consist of 56 events in 48 weeks, with Single releases, Lyric videos, Official videos, “Behind the Scenes” videos, and Livestream Q&A events where the band is able to connect with their fans around the world.
Number #1 in Portugal. Top 10 in Japan. Prog-Award Nominated. Global Music Award Winning. With sales in 23 countries, modern progressive rock band Circuline’s fanbase is growing daily. Circuline has toured with Glass Hammer, repeatedly co-headlined the three-day Sonic Voyage Festival, and toured England opening for IO Earth. Circuline has performed at the International Rites of Spring festival (RoSfest), Philadelphia’s Liberty Music Fest, Chicago’s Progtoberfest, New Jersey’s ProgStock, and England’s Harmonix Festival.
In closing Andrew has this to say to the band’s listeners, “We are all part of the human condition on this planet. We all have to find a way to coexist. From a band perspective, just keep going! Never give up. When there’s a goal you want to accomplish for your life, only seriously consider the opinions of people who have actually accomplished what it is that you want to do.”
1.) Tempus Horribilis (6:22) – out of the gate, a proggy epic about the turbulent times we’ve been living in…..
2.) Third Rail (4:20) – a short-form song about the hazardous topics in relationships…..
3.) Say Their Name (6:18) – think “Steven Wilson meets Pierre Moerlin’s Gong”…..
4.) All (7:54) – co-written with Matt Dorsey, it’s a prog epic in 9…..
5.) Temporal Thing (5:51) – a song about the ambivalence that can present in long-term relationships…..
6.) You (6:22) – dark, man…..
7.) Blindside (6:08) – co-written with Matt Dorsey, it’s your power ballad anthem…..
8.) Transmission Error (9:23) – another song about relationships, “finding yourself”, or space creatures. We still can’t decide. It’s your 10-minute prog epic to close the album!
The Cave, Red Hook, New York. Engineered by Andrew Colyer.
Old Street Studios, London, England. Engineered by Shelby Logan Warne
Open Sky Studios. Baltimore, Maryland. Engineered by Dave Bainbridge.
Joe’s Place. Kansas Touring Rig. Engineered by Joe Deninzon.
Mixed by Billboard-charting veteran producer Robert Berry (Keith Emerson, Carl Palmer, Steve Howe, Geoff Downes, John Wetton, Jordan Rudess, Ambrosia, Sammy Hagar, December People, 3.2 band, Six by Six band) at Soundtek Studios in Campbell, California.
Artwork – The album cover was painted by 98-year-old New York artist-activist-actor Henrietta Mantooth Bagley. Band photography by Chris Nostrand and Don Chaffin. Graphic design and packaging by Darin Brannon.
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