MUSIC NEWS - Guitarist Andy Summers (The Police) has teamed up with The Rescues' Rob Giles and formed a new group called Circa Zero. They've announced a debut album and they're first live performance. The group, which also features Emmanuelle Caplette, will make their public concert debut on July 25 at the El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles.
Andy Summers says, "Finally, the El Rey! We can't wait to get this out there." "Andy and I just wanted to write rock songs that we wanted to hear but couldn't find anywhere," shared Rob Giles. "It's almost shocking to think we get to play them for an audience."
The group recently finished recording their self-titled debut album, which was recorded at Summers' Venice, CA recording studio and expected to be released early next year.
But you won't have to wait for the show or the album release to get a taste of what their sound as they've posted a teaser clip of one of their new songs, "No Highway". Listen below.
We're told by their press agent that Circa Zero began when a mutual friend invited Summers to a few of Giles' shows with The Rescues. Summers was impressed by Giles' great vocals as well as his multi-instrumental capability. The two got together to kick around song ideas, and after their first jam session decided it was imperative that they record together. Circa Zero, whose name reflects a new beginning or fresh start, didn't have any definitive musical agenda in mind but instead, following their muse, they began creating edgy lyrical rock songs both familiar and new, modern and classic.