The Goose was delighted to welcome mediaeval/psychedelic band Circulus for our celebrations of Saint George’s Day. We think it’s unlikely East Dulwich had seen anything quite like Circulus before – except maybe in mediaeval times, of course ….. we don’t think we’ve ever seen quite such an array of strange and unusual instruments!
Atmosphere was added to the evening with a football semi-final being screened in the adjacent bar – oh how appropriately very English! – as we were downstairs instead of upstairs as usual (this was when the Goose was in its original incarnation at the EDT).
Hopefully everybody enjoyed the mix of English music to sing along to (though in retrospect perhaps Benny Hill’s “Ernie” was a bit over the top – sorry, the Goose (well, Sue) got a bit carried away there ……)
The Guardian said this about Circulus’ debut album:
“By turns preposterous, unsettling, tear-jerkingly beautiful and wonderfully refreshing: the one thing it is not is a concerted effort to storm the charts by sounding a bit like Coldplay or Franz Ferdinand, which may explain the flurry of critical excitement the band are currently generating.”