Midlands prog rockers Encircled will release ‘The Universal Mirth’ on August 4th.
‘The Universal Mirth’ is their third album, a follow up to the bands critically acclaimed 2017 album ‘The Monkey Jamboree’.
“We have gone a bit darker on this album”, says Bass/keyboard player Scott Evans. “The music came first and we had a lot written whilst we were promoting the last album, it maintains some of the song writing elements of ‘The Monkey Jamboree’ that people latched onto but more complex and layered. Busby (vocalist – Mark ‘Busby’ Burrows) has taken his lyric writing to a new level and really explored darker themes, all relevant to today’s cyber security paranoid nation”
Guesting on the album is Prog legend Peter Jones (Tiger Moth Tales, Red Bazar, Camel). “Pete contributed a 3 minute keyboard solo on the closing 13 minute track Log Out that is one of the finest things I have ever heard, a goose bumps moment for the band”, says Scott.
Pre-orders for the Digipack cd and digital album go live at the start of July on the bands site https://encircled.bandcamp.com
Log In – The Mystical Way
This Is Goodbye
Smiling On The Inside
Log Out – The Universal Mirth
Gareth Evans – Lead Guitar
Mark Busby Burrows – Vocals & Guitar
Scott Evans – Bass, Keyboards & Programming
Kym Hart – Guest Vocals
Peter Jones – Keyboards on Log Out – The Universal Mirth
Shaun Lowe – Producer and additional drums