Rig tour: Russian Circles // Musicradar

We find Mike Sullivan with a new amp approach and a plethora of pedals on the instrumentalists UK tour.

As the guitarist in an instrumental three-piece, Mike Sullivan’s tone has to deliver a huge but nuanced sound to be his voice in Russian Circles.

His quest to refine his heavy tones while retaining the cleaner chime and layers of looping required to produce the band’s intricate and emotive compositions has meant a rig always up for revision with three amps and a meaty pedalboard platter in play. But his ongoing recovery from a car accident last year also brought about some necessary changes in terms of guitar choices, too…

full article via musicradar.


Russian Circles // Mastodon 2017 EU Tour


Nov 10 Berlin, DE @ Berlin Huxley
Nov 11 Warsaw, PL @ Progresja
Nov 13 Vienna, AT @ Arena
Nov 14 Herford, DE @ X
Nov 15 Brussels, BE @ AB
Nov 17 Amsterdam, NL @…


Bill Burr Name Checks Russian Circles

We’re humbled by the kind words of comedian Bill Burr on his 4/20 episode of Bill Burr’s Monday Morning Podcast.

Listen to the full episode HERE. (43:40 for RC shoutout)


Russian Circles Interview // The Seventh Hex

With their sixth album ‘Guidance’, Russian Circles carry on in their quest to conjure multi-dimensional dramatic instrumental narratives and to scout out new textures from their respective instruments. Songs aren’t constructed out of highbrow concepts; they’re forged out of gut instinct and base emotional response. Every Russian Circles album has had its share of new sonic vistas, and ‘Guidance’ finds the band still searching out new sounds while continuing to play to the collective strengths of guitarist Mike Sullivan, drummer Dave Turncrantz, and bassist Brian Cook… We talk to Brian Cook about sounding human, working within parameters and Brooklyn’s happy hour…