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One of Australia’s most prominent up and coming acts, Glass Ocean have released, Beyond Us, the first single from their highly anticipated debut album due out later this year.

The visually stunning video has now been released. Produced and Directed by Adrian Goleby from Caligula’s Horse

Vocalist Tobias Atkins comments about the clip, “The Music video for ‘Beyond Us’ was inspired by a simple and effective creative vision. Geometry and shape were inherent in the music, as well as a sense of journey. We married those concepts by blending large scale projection with a simple laser light setup. These elements combined with the band’s performance were the key ingredients.

And on the themes behind the song he says “It’s about facing who we are and that our shortcomings appears to be scarier than any horror movie or nightmare. I think it’s generally a very difficult thing to look straight in the eye. For those that don’t, we drift through life either unaware of a looming travesty, or we are awake and in fear. I think the punishment is far greater not meeting it head on. ‘Beyond us’ is about running from and also confronting the things we wish to forget or leave behind in time.

Glass Ocean’s eclectic sound has seen fans and critics captivated by their blend of sweet swirling guitars, off-kilter pounding rhythms, and immersive pop sensuality engulfed by soulfully swooning vocals.

Formed in the summer of 2013, by vocalist Tobias Atkins and Northland drummer Nic Petterson, the band recently added new Melbourne based members Nguyen Pham (Circles, AlithiA, Enlight), and Julian Dobric (Sentia) spreading the band’s current home base across both Sydney and Melbourne.

Glass Ocean have attained a reputation for being one of Australia’s most unique and must-see acts since performing compelling sets on the PROGFEST 2019 Australian tour alongside international heavyweights The OceanMonumentsSkyharbor and many others. The band has also embarked on several of their own headline Australian tours as well as shared stages with high profile acts such as SeetherWolfmotherTesseractAnathema and more, growing a die-hard following across the country.

The group’s innovative sound has garnered praise amongst industry circles, receiving a nod of approval from established international artists such as TesseracT and Polyphia, as well
as scoring Triple J radio airtime and Tobias being interviewed on the Channel 9’s Today Show in Australia. The band’s early releases Glass Ocean – EP (2014) and II – EP (2015) cumulated the band’s online following with impressive music videos clocking up over 200,000 youtube views.

As winter draws closer, so does Melbourne-bred progressive alternative rock juggernaut Circles’monster ‘Winter’ Tour – and today brings with it the announcement of local supports for the Australian leg of the tour. In addition to taking fellow Wild Thing powerhouses Ebonivory along for the ride in Australia, Circles will be sharing the stages with another SIXTEEN local bands across the country. This mega tour just became a string of shows you definitely do not want to miss!

Circles’ Australian headline shows in Sydney, Adelaide, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Canberra, Belgrave, and Ballarat are with special guests Ebonivory. 

Kicking off the Australian run on July 11 at Sydney’s Oxford Art Factory will be Glass Ocean andRed Bee, Tabula Rasa and Wings of Thanatos join the lineup on July 12 at Jive in Adelaide, Melbourne’s show at Max Watts on July 13 will see Rival Fire and Caution Thieves support, Brisbane’s show at The Zoo on July 19 will open with Kodiak Empire and Balloons Kill Babies, Ebonivory will not be appearing at Perth’s Badland’s on July 20 and so Illyria, Verspertine Vescadaand Breed will play support, Canberra’s show on July 26 at The Basement will be opened by Escape Syndrome, on August 2 Belgrave’s Sooki Lounge will play host to the inaugural mini festival ‘Winter Progmania’ headlined by Circles and featuring Ebonivory, Transience, M0DAL1TY and Red Lotus and finally, the ‘Winter’ Tour will find itself in Ballarat’s Karova Lounge on August 3 for the final showdown with Anyone Anyone to round out the tour! Tickets are on sale now at wildthingpresents.com.

Circles will be bringing something special to their sets with new musical experiences and throwback material that is sure to please the crowds. The Circles guys are pumped to get the shows on the road. Dave Hunter (Drums) affirms “…It’s exciting to be heading out on the road again, especially in a headlining capacity. It’s great to have the time to delve a little deeper into our full catalogue and play a full set for everyone. There’s some tunes in there that either have never been played live, or haven’t been played in a very long time. So hopefully fans can really get more out of this tour. We’re also really stoked with the bands that are joining us.” 
2018 was a watershed year for CIRCLES, releasing their masterpiece album The Last One through Wild Thing Records in Australia/New Zealand and Season Of Mist internationally. Louder said that The Last One was “…very much in a similar fashion to countrymen Karnivool, Circles have crafted a modern progressive tapestry with plenty of wider appeal thanks to songwriting nous coupled with their apparent technicality.” They then joined TesseracT on their Australian Tour in September as special guests. Soon after, Circles jetted off on their momentous return to Europe, touring across the continent with fellow Australian progressive rock trailblazers Caligula’s Horse between October-November, while also appearing at prominent festivals ProgPower Europe and Euroblast. Upon their return to Australia, they dazzled audiences on tour with Dead Letter Circus in December, before mesmerising PROGFEST in January 2019, with memorable performances as the festival’s Australian headliner playing to full houses every night.

 

Don’t miss Circles on The ‘Winter’ Tour with Ebonivory and these stellar local Aussie acts. Tickets available now at wildthingpresents.com/tickets.