The Circles

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The Circles are a UK mod revival band from the West Midlands. Formed in May, 1979 by Mick Walker (4) (lead vocals/rhythm guitar), Tony Howells (lead guitar/vocals), Glenn Tranter (bass guitar/vocals) and Keith Allen, former drummer with the new wave outfit the Neon Hearts.

After circulating a few demos they released their debut single ‘Opening Up’ on Graduate Records in November 1979. It reached no. 3 in the indie charts and over the years has achieved cult status.

Like many of the mod revival bands of ‘79 The Circles never released an album and after another promising single on the Vertigo record label ‘Angry Voices’ (which went to sell some 20,000 copies) they decided to call it a day in late 1980.

In 1985 Graduate released the track ‘Circles’ (not a Who cover) with a demo version of ‘Summer Nights’ as the b-side. The single went nowhere with no existing band to promote it.

In 1999 the Circles reformed to play the 20th anniversary of the legendary Mods Mayday 79. Inspired by the fresh interest they have since continued to play live and also released a comeback single on Detour records.
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Albums

The Circles - Private World album art The Circles Private World (Album) Detour Records (3) UK 1999 Sell This Version
The Circles - Looking Back album art The Circles Looking Back (Album) Detour Records (3) UK 2000 Sell This Version
none The Circles - Demos, Out-Takes & Rarities 1978 - 1981 album art The Circles Demos, Out-Takes & Rarities 1978 - 1981(CDr) Not On Label none Unknown Sell This Version
DRCD077 The Circles - Full Circle : Live At Cambridge album art The Circles Full Circle : Live At Cambridge(CD) Detour Records (3) DRCD077 UK & Europe Unknown Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

The Circles - Opening Up album art The Circles Opening Up (Single) Graduate Records UK 1979 Sell This Version
ANGRY 1 The Circles - Angry Voices album art The Circles Angry Voices(7", Single) Vertigo ANGRY 1 UK 1980 Sell This Version
The Circles - Circles album art The Circles Circles Graduate Records UK 1985 Sell This Version
The Circles - Private World album art The Circles Private World (Single) Detour Records (3) UK 1999 Sell This Version

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