From Liverpool, the city known as the World Capital of Pop, where bands such as The Beatles, The Zutons, Echo and the Bunnymen and even A Flock of Seagulls came to first be, comes a new and upbeat quartet that I just can’t stop listening to. Their name? Circa Waves.
The band – consisting in lead vocalist Keiran Shuddal, guitarist Joe Falconer, drummer Sian Plummer and bassist Sam Rourke – formed in May 2013 and has a very strong garage indie-rock-post-punk vibe that resembles to that early 2000’s sound back in the times of a very young The Strokes, The Vines, Arctic Monkeys and The Libertines. Their debut single, the energetic double track “Get Away”/”Good For Me“, was released back on December and since then, all the praise and buzz began in Britain.
The guys have been a band for a little over a year now, and frankly, they are not doing bad. Shuddal was member of a few groups, but never really quite made it there. He decided it was time for a change. “I didn’t used to be as determined as I am now to write songs and make a really good band,” said the 26-year old singer in an interview. “I told myself that I either had to get a real job or give music a proper go and try and make it a success.” Well, looks like he made it. Since then, he has written a set of new songs, published a few demos/singles and is ready – alongside bandmates – to make an album. They are receiving a lot of good reviews in the UK, so I don’t doubt we’ll be hearing a lot more about them soon in the U.S and rest of the world.
One of their songs I bumped into recently is “Know One“, a small demo filled with a set of melodic guitar riffs the band posted a little over a month ago. One of those songs you can’t stop playing over and over again.
After a short tour in the UK and Europe, Circa Waves is currently working on their debut album, so hopefully we’ll get more new music from them in a few more months. One thing for sure: They have officially become one of the bands to look for this year in my book. In a recent interview done by British magazine NME, Falconer mentions that their debut material will have “lots of energy, loads of chords, loads of loud guitars and distortion.” Nice.
So, if you fell in love with this band as I did, discover more tracks in their official Soundcloud page HERE and watch the video for “Stuck In My Teeth”, their latest single.