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Brisbane alt rockers Dead Letter Circus are back in business and, after teasing us last week, the band have today shared the full version of While You Wait, the first single from their forthcoming third album.
Speaking to triple j, vocalist Kim Benzie said Dead Letter Circus’ 2014 Stand Apart EP “unveiled a really different side of the band” which has inspired the direction taken on the new album, evident in this single.
“Rather than make the heavy songs soft, let’s try and start the new album soft and make it heavy,” he explained.
Benzie said most of the album was written “vocally first, with one instrument – like a guitar or piano – and then we built the music around [that],” adding that “it forced the band to be completely different.”
Dead Letter Circus will soon be taking their new sound on the road with their most intimate full-band shows since their early days on the scene. “We kind of felt like, as we’d re-invented the sound we thought let’s just treat it like we’re starting from scratch like a brand new band,” said Benzie. “Go back to the sweaty little club shows where you’re there and they’re there and it’s real.”
Listen: Dead Letter Circus – While You Wait