Paradise Circus are a four piece indie rock band hailing from the Midlands, consisting of vocalist David Purchase, guitarist Callum Cartwright, bassist Sam Allen, and drummer Nathan Shingler. Following success with their debut single “Fight It”, the band have returned with their new single, “What A Way (Cheetah)”.

Here’s what the band had to say when we got a chance to ask them some questions.

How did you all meet?

“David, Callum and Nathan all met at The Academy Of Contemporary music. It was very small so it created a tight knit community of artists. David also met sam before at high school but didn’t realise he played bass until uni”.

Who were your musical influences growing up?

“We all have completely different influences which we feel makes our sound unique”.

Callum (Guitar) – Arctic Monkeys, The White Stripes, Red Hot Chilli Peppers

David (lead singer) – Coldplay, U2, Inhaler, the police

Sam (Bass) – The Snuts, Circa Waves, The Magic Gang

Nath (Drums) –  Modern Jazz, Ashley Henry, Robert Glasper, Alfa Mist

What made you want to be in a band?

“We all have an unwavering passion for music and the ambition to carve out a unique sound in our genre. This is everything for us, we have no plan B!”

What has been your best gig?

“Despite us being new on the circuit and only playing two gigs due to lockdown, our sold out double headline set at The Dark Horse in Moseley, Birmingham has been our favourite gig so far”.

Can you tell us a bit about your music?

“We feel as though our different musical influences combined with our ability to write catchy tunes allows us to have a lot of creativity while writing whilst also having a distinct sound. We’ve spent so much time honing our craft and perfecting our sound and this year will be the perfect opportunity to show the new era of Paradise Circus”.

Can you describe your music in three words?

“Powerful, addictive, intricacy”.

What makes your band stand out from others?

“Our chemistry both musically and personality wise create this unique unstoppable force of energy. Our aim is to always sound like us rather than other artists”.

What are your plans for the rest of 2021?

“We have some really exciting gigs coming up especially in July and October as well as our debut EP release which What a Way (Cheetah) is the first single from”.

If your band had to be remembered for one thing apart from your music what would you want it to be?

“Our positivity and desire to unashamedly be ourselves”.

Do you have any gig’s coming up?

“Due to Covid its been hard to plan too far in advance however, we are really excited with what we have in the pipeline with our biggest headline gig yet and a huge main support slot for a national band”.

By Siân Parker

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