Ciircus Street

FRESH: ‘Broken’ – Ciircus Street

Ciircus Street find life affirming sentiments from the depths of heartbreak on their new single “Broken”.

With attitude-filled, perfectly harmonising vocals, Ciircus Street have been uniquely described in the past as a mixture of ‘salt and honey’. The contrasting, yet compatible nature of their voices gives the listener a taste of what’s yet to come from such raw potential.

The Reading based duo, consisting of Sam Brett (vocals/ guitar) and Jim Crowder (vocals/ keyboard), was formed one night in Oxford after walking past the city’s ‘Circus Street’. Both agreed it would make a good band name, but it wasn’t until later that night when they attended a gig and knocked back a few drinks, that the pair decided to form a duo.

Ciircus Street’s second single “Lost” has been streamed over 70,000 times on Spotify and they continue their success with a third single release titled “Broken”. “Broken is written from the perspective of someone who has just gone through a rough breakup in a relationship they knew they had to end …they were hurt, and it’s taken time to fully understand their state of mind…but it was the right decision” Jim Crowder.

Exploring the period of extreme vulnerability following the end of a difficult and meaningful relationship, in “Broken”, Ciircus Street have crafted a heartbreak song that manages to be both edifying and life-affirming too. While plucking tenderly on all the fibres of a heartstring with its nostalgic harmonies and extraordinary melodies, “Broken” doesn’t just focus on the painful visceral effects of break-ups, it’s also an acceptance of the situation and a sure-footed step towards recovery. With choruses so addictive they stick with you long after the track has stopped playing, and impassioned vocal performances from both Sam and Jim.

“Broken” channels inspiration from Ciircus Street influences like Lewis Capaldi and Kodaline, while at the same time making something undeniably bold, vital, and spirited.

See Ciircus Street Live:
10th November: Sofar Sounds, London
27th November: Servant Jazz Quarters, London

Coffee House Sessions Tour Dates:
November 13th:
Loughborough University – Piazza – 12.30pm
Nottingham Trent University (Clifton Campus) – The Point – 2pm
Nottingham Trent (City Campus) – The Loft – 9.15pm
November 14th:
University of Huddersfield – Student Central – 12pm
University of Bradford – Student Central – 1.30pm
November 15th:
Northumbria University – Habita – 1.30pm
November 16th:
Manchester Metropolitan University – The Union – 1.30pm
University of Liverpool- The Courtyard – 4.30pm

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So perhaps you’ve read an article or two that I’ve written and wondered “just who is this character?”! Well I thought maybe it would be time to introduce myself and what I’m all about. Well it’s all about the music! Having been born in the late 1970’s I was heavily influenced by my parent’s love of ‘popular’ music and rock and roll of the 1950’s and 60’s. My Mother always said she should of married Elvis and my father was, and is still, in love with Sandie Shaw! But while my Dad’s tastes stopped in about 1967, my Mum carried on loving music throughout the 70’s, 80’s and beyond. My first memory was playing on the floor whilst my Mother was ironing one day with the radio on, and hearing ABBA’s “Super Trouper” dancing my nappy off to it! Maybe that’s where it all went wrong…?! Having been subjected to all and sundry in my infant years, I finally found my feet in the mid-1980’s and began ‘partying’ to the likes of Culture Club, Stevie Wonder(!), Elkie Brooks and Bananarama to name but a few! The year 1987 would have a profound effect on my listening tastes and from thereon in my life would be dominated with buying and listening to music. Any number of outstanding songs were released and listened to that year, most notably “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now”, “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” and “La Isla Bonita”. That Summer my mind was completely taken over with music and sounds I’d never heard before and I was totally taken in by it all. My father would say “whaaar rubbish you got on naaaaao?” (I’m from Norfolk!) but I was hooked. And it continued so for the rest of the decade and the next. At the beginning of 1988 I ‘met’ my true love and the singer I’ve worshipped more than any other artist or group. You may know of her. She’s from Australia…! Aside from pop music, my tastes are many and varied and continues to grow and expand as I ‘mature’ in age. I’ve always been heavily interested in films and in particular the mechanics of film making and of course film music, so scores and subsequently orchestral music takes up a lot of my tastes and collection. 90’s dance and club tunes also takes up much of the space in my head and I’m surprised my brain has stopped shaking from the years of abuse it took being dragged to nightclubs, often three times a week in my 20’s! I find with each year that passes I regress back to my youth and of course the 1980’s. 80’s music dominates and the lust to see as many 80’s acts and singers play live now is insatiable. I’m still getting into the groove as much as every breath I take, but I’m never gonna give up listening to my heart and pumping up the volume, simply because I LOVE MUSIC…any kind of music!

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