Reviews of Bread and Circuses were mixed. It entered the UK Album Charts at #14. First single "Sunday" was released as a free download in November 2010 and second single "Grace" was released one week before the album in March 2011, with the previously unreleased B-side "Clowns". "Grace" was inspired by guitarist Pete Reilly's downstairs neighbour and their noise complaints against him.
The single failed to chart inside the UK top 100.