60 Seconds With... Silver Sircus
What do you love about making music?
Making music is a very present in-the-moment thing. Time stands still and in that moment you can express a reflected version of what you actually love.
What can a punter expect from your live show?
Definitely a feeling of being transported, we put together our music and shows to reward an attentive audience member – this is why we love playing in sit down venues like The Butterfly Club and The Wesley Anne – venues that are set up for people to actually listen to bands and performers. We put a lot of emotion into our songs and performances, we want it to be intense, beautiful and thought-provoking for you.
What have you got to sell CD-wise?
We have our first EP Sovereignty which we will be performing all of as well as our new release the Come Back As You EP. Our second EP Dark Back Garden is completely sold out but will be getting re-released digitally soon.
Tell us about the last song you wrote.
Phoebe was the latest. It was inspired by a show done performed in a cemetery by a women’s circus company, Vulcana. I was musical director and a troupe of musicians travelled through the graveyard providing the live soundtrack. This marks the beginning of the next wave that will follow the album we’ll release later this year To The Place That Is Home. It is dark but delicate and strong. The other recent material on the new album similarly has stories about strength and vulnerability, carnal and metaphysical interrelationships. Love, letting go, finding friends, the flow of life, burning witches.
What's your favourite song, and why?
Local and wonderful…. The Good Ship: Bury Me or Cut Off M.
If someone made a movie about your life, who would play you?
Same answer as at the beginning of my career. Nick Cave, if he was willing to go blonde.
If your music was a chocolate bar, which one would it be, and why?
A Kinder Surprise only adult flavoured.
How do you stop your pre-gig jitters?
I don’t. Performance anxiety is part of the rush….just turn it into an energy, focus it and offer it up.
SILVER SIRCUS launch Come Back As You at The Wesley Anne on Saturday May 5.