Though a prosaic name like Circuit may not jump at you on a festival poster, this bunch’s modus operandi epitomises all kinds of absurd. Circuit isn’t so much a band as it’s a lab of musical Mad Scientists. This winsome collective channels the satirical sloganeering of Devo, the frantic genre-hopping of Mr. Bungle and the slapstick theatrics of Zappa and his Mothers. If these names ring true to you, however, you’ll know there’s nothing remotely comparable to Circuit’s all-out musical smorgasbord and quirky shenanigans.
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