Dead Letter Circus is an Australian alternative rock band with a progressive rock style who made their smash hit album debut with This Is the Warning in 2010.
Founded in 2005 in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, the band is comprised of Kim Benzie (vocals), Rob Maric (guitar), Stewart Hill (bass), and Luke Williams (drums). Their influences include Faith No More
, the Mars Volta
, and Radiohead
. They made their commercial recording debut with Dead Letter Circus (2007), a six-track EP released association with MGM Distribution
that spawned the single "Disconnect and Apply." The following year they released a second EP, Next in Line (2008), which spawned the singles "Reaction" and "Next in Line," the latter of which was a breakout hit for the band. Upon signing a major-label recording contract with Warner Music
, Dead Letter Circus made their full-length album debut with This Is the Warning (2010). Produced by Forrester Savell, This Is the Warning reached number two on the Australian albums chart and featured the singles "The Space on the Wall" and "Big." 2013 saw the departure of founding member Rob Maric and the additions of new band members Tom Skerlj and Clint Vincent. It also saw the release of the group's critically-acclaimed sophomore outing Catalyst Fire, which debuted at #2 on the Australian album charts. An acoustic EP, Stand Apart, arrived in 2014, followed in 2015 by the band's third studio long player, Aesthesis. ~ Jason Birchmeier, Rovi