Tuesday, March 15, 2011

CirKus "Bells"

Sweden-based band CirKus serve up a subdued, tense electro pop sound on their latest single "Bells." Pushed along by a thumping and urgent bassline, the song gives an air of foreboding menace with its ominous samples that jump out of the darkness like a jack in the box and chromatic synthesizer lines that twist and contort like a backwoods road. Meanwhile vocalist Cameron McVey mournfully croons the lines, "cause we never live / never live / live and learn."

The single is set to drop on March 22nd. McVey, who has worked with everyone from The Slits, Chrissie Hynde, Cher and Gorillaz to Michael Stipe and Massive Attack, looked to his own inner circle to form CirKus. The band is a family affair of sorts, made up of McVey, his wife Neneh Cherry, their daughter Lolita and guitarist and family friend Matt Karmil. The group's latest release Medicine comes out May 10th. Until check out the video for "Bells" below:

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