In keeping with her mythological namesake, Circe crafts enigmatic, spellbinding dark-pop. With her new single ‘Ten Girls’ out now, we caught up with the London-based artist to talk Kate Bush, playing at a ski shop in Iceland and her dream gig.

Awash with brooding, swirling synths and driving, atmospheric 80s-infused beats, ‘Ten Girls’ exudes a crepuscular and cinematic magnetism. Circe’s potent vocals soar through the track as if through a thick, foggy haze imbued with a dark vibrancy. Her sound offers a visceral visuality and a sonic cosmos steeped in eerie, dystopian romanticism.

On the inspiration for this track, Circe explains “Ten Girls was inspired by Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaids Tale – ‘There are ten marks on this cross’-  a poetic but disturbing view of women living in a dystopian oppressive world. This chimes with my own fractured generation of cancel culture, swipes of sex, and revenge porn”.

Get to know Circe In Short…

Three words to describe my music…
dystopian, cinematic, dreamy

Last photo on your phone…
Picture of my brother Milo

Favourite instagram account…
@lianlunson

The best venue I’ve played…
A ski shop in Iceland, my payment was a rug and a trip to an incredible waterfall called Gullfoss

Earliest song you remember…
I remember The Prodigy’s ‘Firestarter’ video playing on the TV

The worst job I’ve ever had…
Paris Fashion Week, but was also kind of the best. I got fired for being too shy, but I got to keep the most amazing clothes.

The thing I most love to cook is…
Anything from Walter White’s recipe book

My Favourite word…
Believe

A book I love…
‘The Girls’ by Emma Cline

Things that cheer me up…
Seeing womxn in positions of power, especially in the arts.

If I could play a gig anywhere it would be…
The Basilica of the Holy Blood in Bruges

I think you should listen to…
Them Are Us Too

If I could see anyone play live it would be…
Kate Bush

Photo credit: Rachel Povey