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Hear Dead Letter Circus’ New Song ‘While You Wait’

Written by Nastassia Baroni on May 8, 2015

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.”

They’ll kick things off with a trio of intimate regional performances this month, before taking on five intimate dates in capital cities across Australia this July. See tour details, and the new song, below.

Listen: Dead Letter Circus – While You Wait

Dead Letter Circus National Tour Dates
Tickets on sale now.

Thursday, 28th May
The Hoey Moey, Coffs Harbour
Tickets: The Hoey Moey

Friday, 29th May
Woy Woy Leagues, Central Coast
Tickets: Oztix

Saturday, 30th May
Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle
Tickets: Bigtix

Saturday 11th July
The Zoo, Brisbane 18+
Tickets: Dead Letter Circus

Thursday, 16th July 16
Newtown Social Club, Sydney 18+
Tickets: Dead Letter Circus

Friday, 17th July
Northcote Social Club, Melbourne 18+
Tickets: Dead Letter Circus

Saturday, 18th July
Adelaide Uni Bar, Adelaide 18+
Tickets: Dead Letter Circus

Sunday, 19th July
Rosemount Hotel, Perth 18+
Tickets: Dead Letter Circus

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