Into A Circle

When Getting the Fear split, bass player Barry Jepson and I decided to continue working together on a new project,which became “INTO A CIRCLE”.

Lyrically, we were mostly documenting our experimentation with mind-altering materials, be it themes inspired by mentors like Brion Gysin, rituals of our own design or chemicals we picked up on street corners.

After writing and rehearsing for several months, we played our first concert in December 1985, supporting Nico. Our first single “Rise”, (a limited pressing of 5,000 vinyl copies) topped the UK indie chart before disappearing into obscurity.
A short tour of England and Scotland followed in March 1986. We were joined on three dates (and subsequent ones) by Rose McDowall, from Strawberry Switchblade, guitarist Billy Morrison and drummer Pasquale.

In July 1986, a deal was signed with Abstract Records, followed by the release of the next single, “Inside Out”.

The third single “Forever” was a reflection of our direction, and featured Rose McDowall on backing vocals. It was co-produced by the late and lovely Larry Steinbeck from Bronski Beat, and was a taster forĀ our debut album Assassins which was released in the spring of 1988.

A second single from the album, “Evergreen” was released in March 1988, which like all previous releases entered the Top 20 of the UK Indie Chart, staying there for a number of weeks.

In September 1989, Into A Circle took to the road one last time, supported by Sins of the Flesh. The gorgeous creature, Little Annie Anxiety joined the line-up on backing vocals. Adding to new material were complete re-workings of earlier Getting the Fear songs; “Sometimes” and “Yurune”.

Into a Circle broke up in October 1989.