Formed in late 2008, Circuit 68 have trilled audiences up and down the country with their raucous brand of ‘electric northern garage’. Once described by ‘The Crack’ magazine as having the excitement of ‘The Beatles and Sex Pistols rocking out in Brian Wilson’s sandbox’. Circuit 68’s first album ‘Eleven’ released 11.11.11 saw the band in there rawest form, providing a chainsaw back beat intertwined with melody, harmony and heartfelt, passionate lyrics. Circuit 68 deliver live! The band have played countless venues and festivals supporting the likes of ‘rock royalty’ Status Quo, Bruce Foxton and The Farm amongst others. After an 18th month recording break,
Circuit 68 are back with the summer release of their new album ‘Last Of The Wild Bunch’ for the summer of 2016
Circuit 68 are…
Neil Colwell – Vocals/ Electric Guitar
Darren Johnson – /Vocals/Bass Guitar
Chris Meads – Vocals/Piano
Gary Miller – Vocals/Electric Guitar
James Anthony Turner – Harmonica/Vocals
Gary Minns – Drums/Vocals
LAST OF THE WILD BUNCH – CIRCUIT 68
Summer 2016 sees the release of Circuit 68’s new album Last Of The Wild Bunch.
Last Of The Wild Bunch is an ambitous, adrenaline fuelled, ﬁller-free 45 minutes with no second wasted and no sonic road left un-travelled. Propelled by pop-savvy hooks, its twelve tracks rush forth with a freewheeling brio, running the gamut from jagged power-pop jangle to soaring sonic-boom psyche, scuzzy garage punk to widescreen Western, spangly Krautrock throb to rollicking breakneck R and B.
The backdrop to the album is the story of a community living in a South West Durham mining village from the 1960s to the 1980s, enduring pit closure, property demoliton and social abandonment, yet remaining proudly committed to the place they call home. Last Of The Wild Bunch is a love letter to optmism against the odds, fortitude through family and friendship, and how the survival spirit can be strengthened by the 45rpm single.