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Dec 14, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm| $15.00
Liverpool-based band Circa Waves – comprising Kieran Shudall (guitar / vocals), Joe Falconer (guitar), Sam Rourke (bass) & Colin Jones (drums) – grew up on the guitar bands of the early 00s and are hell-bent on recapturing some of the excitement and success of their heroes. Named as one of iTunes’ New Artists of 2015 and as a VEVO DSCVR artist, the band was introduced in the States with rapturously received showcases at CMJ and SXSW and the five-song EP T-Shirt Weather (Virgin Records), produced by Dan Grech (The Vaccines, The Kooks, Lana Del Rey). The title track, hailed as an “instant summer anthem” by The Line Of Best Fit, quickly racked up over three million streams on Spotify. “T-Shirt Weather,” explains Kieran, is about “false nostalgia, how you imagine your past – summers were always better when you were a kid.”
Summer 2015 finds Circa Waves touring the U.S., playing a mixture of headline dates and festivals like Lollapalooza. The band has already performed in front of packed tents at many UK festivals, including Glastonbury and Reading/Leeds, toured extensively with The 1975 and won the coveting opening slot on the 2014 NME Awards tour, after being shortlisted for the Best New Band award.
“[Circa Waves are] dedicated to the snappy, tautly constructed, guitar-driven rock song…with the relentless rhythm-guitar drive of the Strokes,” noted The New York Times. Diffuser praised their “big, booming variations on Britpop” and NME praised the band for making “some of the liveliest, most epic-sounding guitar tunes around.”