Circa Waves

Circa Waves are an English indie rock band formed in Liverpool in 2013. The band consists of vocalist and guitarist Kieran Shudall, guitarist Joe Falconer, bassist Sam Rourke, and drummer Colin Jones.[1]

Circa Waves
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Circa Waves, March 2017
Background information
OriginLiverpool, England, United Kingdom
GenresIndie rock
Years active2013–present
Labels
Websitecircawaves.com
MembersKieran Shudall
Sam Rourke
Colin Jones
Joe Falconer
Past membersSian Plummer

HistoryEdit

Early years (2013)Edit

Shudall met both Rourke and Plummer through mutual friends at Liverpool Sound City in 2013, meeting Falconer not long after at the same festival where he worked as a stage manager. During the summer and autumn of 2013 the band played several short UK tours, which included some secret shows.[2] In a July 2014 interview in Paris, Joe Falconer stated regarding the band name's origin, "Kieran wrote the demo for "Young Chasers", recorded it and uploaded it to SoundCloud in one day. As he was uploading it he needed a name and it was the first thing that came into his head in that split second. "[3]

Debut single and Young Chasers EP (2013–2014)Edit

On 2 December 2013, the band released their debut single "Get Away/Good For Me",[4] a double A-side on Transgressive Records handled by Jen Long's Kissibility label.[5][6] In February 2014 Zane Lowe played the band's second single "Stuck in My Teeth" as his Hottest Record in the World. The band opened the NME Awards Tour in March 2014, which also included Temples, Interpol and Royal Blood. On 10 June 2014 Circa Waves released their Young Chasers EP on Virgin Records in the USA. A Japanese edition was released on 2 July 2014.

Also during 2014 they supported The 1975 on tour around the UK.

Circa Waves performed at various festivals during the summer of 2014, including Hurricane and Southside Festivals in Germany, Latitude Festival, T-in the Park, Glastonbury Festival, and Splendour in the Grass (Australia). They also performed at Arenal Sound (Spain), Summersonic in Japan, and at Reading and Leeds Festival at the end of August 2014.[7]

The band also supported The Libertines in September 2014.

Young Chasers (2014–2015)Edit

The band released their debut album Young Chasers on 30 March 2015 which reached 10 in the UK album chart and performed at a number of festivals, including Glastonbury, Reading & Leeds and Boardmasters.[8] In October 2015, the band toured the UK, including a sold out date at O2 Academy Brixton.

Different Creatures (2016–2018)Edit

Circa Waves announced their second album Different Creatures on 24 November 2016, releasing the first single from the album "Wake Up" the same day.

The second single from the album, "Fire That Burns", was released on 26 January 2017.[9] The album was released on 10 March 2017.[10]

The album was released on 10 March 2017,[11] and peaked on the UK Albums Chart at number 11.[12]

What's It Like Over There (2019)Edit

On 5 April 2019 the band released their third studio album entitled What's it Like Over There to critical success. Supported by singles such as Times Won't Change Me, Movies, and The Way We Say Goodbye, the album earned critical acclaim for its mix of indie and pop rock, as well as the experimentation by the band. It debuted at Number 10 on the UK Albums Chart.

Sad Happy (2019–present)Edit

On 19 November 2019 the band released the single "Jacqueline" via BBC Radio 1. The single was accompanied by the announcement of their upcoming album Sad Happy. The album will be released in two parts, with the Happy side released in January 2020 and the Sad side to follow with the full album in March 2020. According to the band, the double album concept "represents two sides of this tech-saturated, highly insecure age".[13]

Band membersEdit

Current
  • Kieran Shudall – lead vocals, guitar (2013–present)
  • Sam Rourke – bass guitar (2013–present)
  • Colin Jones – drums (2015–present)
  • Joe Falconer – lead guitar (2013–present)
Former
  • Sian Plummer – drums (2013–2015)

DiscographyEdit

Studio albumsEdit

Title Details Peak chart positions
UK
[14]
SCO
[15]
Young Chasers 10 13
Different Creatures
  • Released: 10 March 2017[11]
  • Label: Virgin
  • Format: Digital download, CD, vinyl
11 13
What's It Like Over There?
  • Released: 5 April 2019[17]
  • Label: Prolifica
  • Format: Digital download, CD, cassette, vinyl
10 3
Sad Happy
  • Released: 13 March 2020[18]
  • Label: Prolifica
  • Format: Digital download, CD, vinyl, cassette
4 4
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Extended playsEdit

Title Details
T-Shirt Weather
  • Released: 23 February 2015[19]
  • Label: Virgin
  • Format: Digital download
Happy
  • Released: 10 January 2020[20]
  • Label: Prolifica
  • Format: Digital download, streaming

SinglesEdit

Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
BEL (FL)
Tip

[21]
BEL (WA)
Tip

[21]
JPN
[22]
SCO
[23]
"Good For Me" / "Get Away"[24] 2013 Young Chasers
"So Long"[25] 2014 86
"Stuck in My Teeth"[26] 28
"Young Chasers"[27]
"T-Shirt Weather" 2015 20 32 43 80
"Fossils"[29]
"My Love"[30]
"Wake Up"[31] 2017 Different Creatures
"Fire That Burns"[32]
"Somebody Else"[33]
"Goodbye"[34]
"Movies" 2018 11 39 What's It Like Over There?
"Me, Myself and Hollywood"[35] 2019
"Times Won't Change Me"[36]
"Jacqueline"[37] 31 Sad Happy
"Move To San Francisco"[38] 2020
"Sad Happy"[39] 9 27
"Battered & Bruised"[40]
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Promotional singlesEdit

Title Year Album
"Something Like You"[41] 2015 Non-album single
"Be Somebody Good"[42] 2018 What's It Like Over There?

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Wright, Jade (25 July 2014). "From Sound City to world tours for Liverpool band Circa Waves". liverpoolecho. Retrieved 29 January 2017.
  2. ^ Long, Jen (4 April 2014). "Circa Waves". The Line of Best Fit. Retrieved 29 January 2017.
  3. ^ Weber, Sébastien. "[Interview] Circa Waves". indiemusic. Retrieved 29 January 2017.
  4. ^ Wilkinson, Matt (27 November 2013). "Circa Waves - Garage fuzz and a West Coast spirit inform Liverpool's best new band". NME. Retrieved 29 January 2017.
  5. ^ "Circa Waves: 'We Just Locked Ourselves Away for A Few Months'". DIY. 23 December 2013. Retrieved 29 January 2017.
  6. ^ "Circa Waves - New Music". Telegraph.co.uk. Retrieved 29 January 2017.
  7. ^ Stubbs, Dan (28 June 2014). "Saturday at Glastonbury 2014 – as it happened - NME". NME. Retrieved 29 January 2017.
  8. ^ "Circa Waves reveal details of debut album 'Young Chasers' - NME". NME. 16 December 2014. Retrieved 29 January 2017.
  9. ^ "Circa Waves unleash new single 'Fire That Burns'". DIY. Retrieved 29 January 2017.
  10. ^ ""It's An Iconic Record": Circa Waves Frontman Kieran Shuddall Talks New Album 'Different Creatures'". NME. 24 November 2016. Retrieved 29 January 2017.
  11. ^ a b "Different Creatures by Circa Waves". Apple Music. 10 March 2017. Retrieved 2 January 2019.
  12. ^ "different creatures | full Official Chart History | Official Charts Company". www.officialcharts.com. Retrieved 6 May 2019.
  13. ^ Pryor, Terrance. "Circa Waves announce new album 'Sad Happy,' release new song "Jacqueline"". MP3s and NPCs. Retrieved 21 November 2019.
  14. ^ "CIRCA WAVES - full Official Charts History". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 2 January 2019.
  15. ^ Scottish Albums Chart positions for Circa Waves:
  16. ^ "Young Chasers by Circa Waves". Apple Music. 30 March 2015. Retrieved 2 January 2019.
  17. ^ "What's It Like Over There? by Circa Waves". Apple Music. 5 April 2019. Retrieved 2 January 2019.
  18. ^ "Circa Waves announce fourth studio album 'Sad Happy'". DIY. 20 November 2019. Retrieved 10 January 2020.
  19. ^ "T-Shirt Weather - EP by Circa Waves". Apple Music. Retrieved 2 January 2019.
  20. ^ "Happy by Circa Waves". Apple Music. Retrieved 13 March 2020.
  21. ^ a b Peak positions in Belgium:
  22. ^ "Circa Waves – Chart History – Japan Hot 100". Billboard. Retrieved 17 April 2019.
  23. ^ Scottish Singles Chart positions for Circa Waves:
  24. ^ "Circa Waves Unveil 'Good For Me'". Clash. 27 November 2013. Retrieved 2 January 2019.
  25. ^ "Circa Waves - So Long". Discogs. Retrieved 2 January 2019.
  26. ^ "Stuck In My Teeth - Single by Circa Waves". Apple Music. Retrieved 2 January 2019.
  27. ^ "Circa Waves - Young Chasers". Discogs. Retrieved 2 January 2019.
  28. ^ "BRIT Certified - bpi" (To access, enter the search parameter "Circa Waves" and select "Search by Keyword"). British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 2 January 2019.
  29. ^ "Circa Waves - Fossils". Discogs. 19 January 2015. Retrieved 2 January 2019.
  30. ^ "Circa Waves - My Love". Discogs. 13 November 2015. Retrieved 2 January 2019.
  31. ^ "Wake Up (Acoustic) - Single by Circa Waves". Apple Music. Retrieved 2 January 2019.
  32. ^ "Fire That Burns (Acoustic) - Single by Circa Waves". Apple Music. Retrieved 2 January 2019.
  33. ^ "Somebody Else - Single by Circa Waves". Apple Music. Retrieved 2 January 2019.
  34. ^ "Goodbye (Alternate Version) - Single by Circa Waves". Apple Music. Retrieved 2 January 2019.
  35. ^ "Me, Myself and Hollywood / Movies - Single by Circa Waves". Apple Music. Retrieved 25 February 2019.
  36. ^ "Circa Waves Share 'Times Won't Change Me'". Clash. 21 February 2019. Retrieved 25 February 2019.
  37. ^ "Circa Waves explain new single 'Jacqueline' and their two-sided new album for 2020, 'Sad/Happy'". NME. 20 November 2019. Retrieved 18 March 2020.
  38. ^ White, Logan (8 January 2020). "Circa Waves release "Move to San Francisco" music video". substreammagazine.com. Retrieved 18 March 2020.
  39. ^ "Sad Happy / Circa Waves". Tidal. Retrieved 18 March 2020.
  40. ^ "Battered & Bruised / Circa Waves". Tidal. Retrieved 18 March 2020.
  41. ^ "Something Like You - Single by Circa Waves". Apple Music. 18 December 2015. Retrieved 2 January 2019.
  42. ^ "Circa Waves have announced their new album, 'What's It Like Over There?'". Dork. 27 November 2018. Retrieved 2 January 2019.

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