Into a Circle
Into a Circle
|Associated acts||Southern Death Cult, Getting the Fear, Rose McDowall, Annie Anxiety, Futon|
|Past members||Paul "Bee" Hampshire|
Into a Circle (also as In Two a Circle and In2a0) were an English new wave duo, formed in April 1985 by Paul "Bee" Hampshire and Barry Jepson, two former members of the band Getting the Fear. Jepson had also previously been the bassist for Southern Death Cult from 1981-83.
Into a Circle formed in 1985 after Getting the Fear ended. The band played their first concert at the Croydon Underground in December 1985, coinciding with the release of their first single, "Rise...". The single, issued on the Arcadia label, reached No. 5 in the UK Indie Singles Chart.
In July 1986, Into a Circle signed with Abstract Records and released the single "Inside Out", which reached No. 12 in the chart.
Their third single, "Forever" (1987), co-produced by Larry Steinbeck of Bronski Beat, featured McDowall on backing vocals. and reached No. 8 in the chart. It was followed by their debut studio album, Assassins, in summer 1988. The album reached No. 7 in the UK Indie Albums Chart.
Fourth single "Evergreen" was released in March 1988, and reached No. 5 in the chart.
The band broke up in October 1989.
- Assassins (1988, Abstract) UK Indie Albums Chart No. 7
- "Rise..." (1985, Arcadia) UK Indie Singles Chart No. 5
- "Inside Out" (1986, Abstract) UK Indie No. 12
- "Forever" (1987, Abstract) UK Indie No. 8
- "Evergreen" (1988, Abstract) UK Indie No. 5