The indie-pop four piece from Liverpool, Circa Waves, is bound to take over.
With rhythm that resembles a mix of The Vaccines along with Vampire Weekend, and a few echoes from The Libertines and The Strokes, they’re a sure hit.
I’ve had the pleasure of listening to their album Young Chasers before it drops tomorrow, March 30th, and let me tell you – if you like any of the mentioned bands above like I do, pre-order now.
Their eclectic rhythm mixed with the perfect amount of angst in their lyrics, makes for a great album anyone is sure to be hooked on. Lead singer Kieran Shudall will sweep you off your feet with his vocals that sometimes remind me of a young Alex Turner, which makes sense because one of the tracks is produced by none other than Jim Abbiss.
One of my all time favorite songs from the album has to be T-shirt weather. It’s catchy beat and reminiscent lyrics will make you want to drive through sunset boulevard, roll your top down and fall in love. Most of the album is pretty upbeat, but then there’s some tracks like Deserve This that slow it down a bit, which completely works because it makes the lyrics stand out like they should. Every lyric and melody work in perfect harmony creating a great album that any music lover would appreciate.
The band opened for The Libertines and The 1975 in some of their UK dates, supporting the fact that they’re a band worth listening to. To top off their talent, they are also one of the sweetest guys in the industry. We had the pleasure of hanging out with Kieran and Joe (guitar) after their SXSW Blackheart showcase, as well as Sam (bass) after their gig at The British Embassy in Latitude 30 at SXSW. We unfortunately didn’t get to meet Colin (drums) but I’m most positive he’s as great as the others. Sam was very surprised and utterly appreciative when we told them we were there to see the band, never-failing to thank us and say how happy they are to be in Texas. Humble and talented, Circa Waves is definitely a band worth investing on.