A few months ago Mr Magic Pharaohs strutted into our office and threw a CD-R down on the table. Hand-written in black ink were the words 'Circle Pit - Sydney Indie Record Of 2010'. This was partly a cheeky little joke from the Magic Man, something he was internationally famous for, but he also didn't have the faintest idea what the record was called. He also hadn't bothered to acquire track names, so for the next month or so we listened to the record with literally no accompanying information other than the fact it had been created by Circle Pit, a local band who, as previously mentioned, I've been slightly unsure about since day one.
Recently the two members of Circle Pit, Mr Jack Mannix and Miss Angela Bermuda, popped into the same office to chat about music they liked and celebrate (with the help of 15 or so bottles of cider) the fact they had landed the support slot for the upcoming/current Yeah Yeah Yeahs national tour.
The first thing we asked them for was the tracklisting of the album, which we later found is set to be released under the title Bruise Constellation. As this brilliant song suggests the record is powered by a delicate mixture of shameless rock swagger, drunken self-belief and raw, unhinged eagerness. Magic might be right - this could very well be a contender for the finest local release of the year (so far).
No official word yet on when the album will be released (or who will actually be releasing it) but according to the band it should be "out soon".