LISTEN: CIRCLE Release ‘THYLACINE’
A doglike carnivorous marsupial with stripes across the rump, found only in Tasmania. There have been no confirmed sightings since one was captured in 1933, and it is probably now extinct, also known as the Tasmanian Tiger.
Similar to the song’s muse, Sydney based rock outfit turned production project CIRCLE has not been seen in a while. After the success of 2012 single ‘Fashion Me A Drum’ which reached a staggering 180K YouTube views, Circle took an indefinite hiatus to focus on a little thing called life. Fast forward to 2017 and the synth rockers are back with a new assembly and their awe inspiring single THYLACINE.
THYLACINE delivers a transcendent melody over a punchy synth-bass accompanied by mashed-up marsupial samples all the while aptly approaching the complex concept of extinction and drawing parallels to Australia’s relationship with the indigenous community.
Although the Tassie Tiger is considered extinct (we call conspiracy!) Circle captain Radi Safi has been hiding in plain site the whole time, albeit taking a break from the stage, Safi has successfully launched the highly influential Happy Mag and The Enmore Audio where Thylacine was recorded in Sydney’s music hub of Enmore.