During the Leeds days, we would frequently host practice sessions at the Leeds rehearsal studio, Rock n Roll Circus. It is within Rock n Roll Circus that the first EP was crafted, and the band returned to the Leeds music scene as Circus Wolves. So the name is really a nod to the rehearsal space where we developed as a band.
We went through absolutely loads of different names to begin with, some of them are quite cringeworthy to even think of. When we finally came up with the name Circus Wolves, it just fit!
In terms of influences, we all have a really varied music taste and that brings a lot of different ideas to the table. Some of us would say bands such as Radiohead and the Smiths are big influences on our sounds while others would site metal as a key to how they play. It’s great because we end up picking up endless new ideas that way, which is cool.