*** Australian Alt Rockers announce headline October UK tour following rave reviews for epic third album ‘Aesthesis’, out now on Rodeostar / SPV***
Brisbane alt. rockers Dead Letter Circus have announced they will tour Europe this autumn, in support of their stunning, multi-faceted third album ‘Aesthesis’. Having already achieved superstar status down under, the prog-tinged quintet have rapidly won support from the British rock press since ‘Aesthesis’s April release, via Rodeostar / SPV. Prog magazine’s Polly Glass offered the ringing endorsement "If Katatonia and Anathema teamed up with Muse, the result would sound something like this. Contemporary king-sized rock with brains". Meanwhile, Fireworks magazine reviewer Az Chaudhry commented, "I've got to admit, I absolutely love it!".
Dead Letter Circus are now set to bring their immense live show to these shores, with five UK dates included on the autumn itinerary. Frontman Kim Benzie says, “After touring the Aesthesis album through Australia, New Zealand and the US, we’re beyond pumped to finally be bringing our new album and tour to the UK in October”.
Don’t miss the catch them at the following venues: -
14th October - LONDON, The Dome
15th October - BIRMINGHAM, Rainbow
16th October - GLASGOW, G2 @ The Garage
17th October - BRISTOL, The Exchange
18th October - PORTSMOUTH, The Drift
Gig-goers can anticipate a dazzling, bombastic performance, which has been perfected during multiple main stage appearances at the Big Day Out mega-festival, and on tours alongside the likes of Karnivool, Muse and Linkin Park. Dead Letter Circus’s headline tours in Australia frequently sell-out, while both their debut ‘This Is The Warning’ and sophomore ‘The Catalyst Fire’ have hit the number two slot in the nation’s album charts.
‘Aesthesis’ is a landmark album in this already remarkable catalogue. Boasting a phenomenal, expansive sound, which was crafted by long-time producer Forrester Savell, it mixes multi-layered atmospheric guitars, with electronic leanings and danceable hooks and grooves to grand effect.
Check out latest single ‘In Plain Sight’ here, and expect a new single to land on August 12th.
*** Australian Alternative Rockers’ Epic, Anthemic Third Album ‘Aesthesis’ Released April 22nd On Rodeostar / SPV***
Leading Australian alternative rockers Dead Letter Circus have signed to Rodeostar / SPV to release their awesome, hugely atmospheric, melody drenched third album, ‘Aesthesis’, on April 22nd, as a CD, 180 gram vinyl LP, and download.
Dead Letter Circus, who were formed in Brisbane in 2005, have already achieved superstar status Down Under, having hit number 2 on the national album charts with both their debut ‘This Is The Warning’ and sophomore ‘The Catalyst Fire’ (gold-selling) prog-tinged albums. Tours with the likes of Karnivool, Muse and Linkin Park, plus multiple appearances on the main stages of Big Day Out outdoor mega-festivals and numerous sold out national tours have established Dead Letter Circus as one Australia’s most popular bands.
‘Aesthesis’ is a multi-faceted gem, with an expansive sound encircling singer Kim Benzie’s transcendent vocals in layers of atmospheric guitars, subtle electronic undertones, and danceable grooves. Long-time producer Forrester Savell, along with co-producer Matt Bartlem and US mix engineer Chris Lord-Alge, (U2, Muse, Green Day etc.), are the dream team behind the phenomenal sound of ‘Aesthesis’.
Benzie’s expressive, wide-ranging vocals form the focal point of each carefully crafted, mesmerizing song. “On our first two albums, we first wrote the music and then the lyrics. This time around, we did it vice versa,” he explains. “We just met at the rehearsal room and jammed along to some vocal parts which I had already composed. What had initially been intended as an experiment worked really well from the start. Right from the beginning ‘The Burning Number’, the first track we worked on, was like a breath of fresh air for the band.”
Not only the vocals but all instruments have benefitted from this new approach; during the creation of ‘Aesthesis’, the band felt “freer and more focused, with more space for the vocals, but also with better and more interesting guitar work. Our sound has generally become more hymnic and more multi-layered.” The resounding result more than proves him right; ‘Aesthesis’ is a mesmeric, uplifting album, overflowing with instantly memorable hooks, soaring singalong choruses, chiming atmospherics, and killer, delay-soaked guitar tones.
Lyrically, ‘Aesthesis’ sees Benzie once again raging against the machine of apathy and the tyranny of fearmongering and ignorance, with lines such as “Your apathy puts your hand on the blade of the mother slain”, (from ‘While You Wait’, the first single to be taken from the album).
‘Aesthesis’ is an exceptionally produced, passionately performed collection of compelling, impeccably crafted epic songs with memorable hooks and catchy choruses and is a major landmark album for this phenomenal act.