Circa Waves To Play First U.S. Headline Shows Following Top 10 UK Debut
Liverpool-based Four-Piece Band To Play Lollapalooza Main Stage on Aug 2
“T-Shirt Weather,” The Title Track From Circa Waves’ Debut EP,
Impacts Alternative Radio With Adds On SiriusXM Alt Nation And More
On the heels of their Top 10 album debut in the U.K., Liverpool’s Circa Waves announce their first U.S. headline shows. The band – which will make their U.S. festival debut on the Main Stage at Lollapalooza on August 2 – will play the Troubadour in Los Angeles on September 21 and New York City’s Mercury Lounge on October 5. While in the States,the four-piece band will also open for MS MR on a tour that kicks off at the House of Blues in Houston on September 24. See below for itinerary. Circa Waves was named as one of iTunes’ “New Artists of 2015” and as a VEVO DSCVR artist. See below for itinerary.
“[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 in a CMJ showcase review. The band has already performed in front of packed tents at many 2014 UK festivals, including Glastonbury and Reading/Leeds, and 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. This Spring they were a highlight of BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend, coming away as one of the most shared band’s of the weekend. (Click here to watch “T-Shirt Weather” from their set)
Virgin Records introduced Circa Waves to U.S. audiences with the five-song EP T-Shirt Weather. Produced byDan Grech (The Vaccines, Kooks, Lana Del Rey), the EP is available HERE. The title track has over four million streams on Spotify and has already been added by numerous U.S. Alternative radio stations, including SiriusXM Alt Nation, ALT 983/Nashville, WEQX/Albany, KCMP/Minneapolis and more. The official video for “T-Shirt Weather” can be seen here.
“Condensing the scorching summertime feeling to record, Circa Waves are blinding us with the heat exactly when we miss it most… an instant summer anthem,” noted The Line Of Best Fit.
“T-Shirt Weather,” explains vocalist/guitarist Kieran Shudall, is about “false nostalgia, how you imagine your past – summers were always better when you were a kid.”
Diffuser praised Circa Waves‘ “big, booming variations on Britpop” and NMEpraised the band for making “some of the liveliest, most epic-sounding guitar tunes around.”The Telegraph observed, “Circa Waves craft unashamedly upbeat indie-pop songs with infectious melodies and rousing choruses.”
Circa Waves are: Kieran Shudall (guitar/vocals), Joe Falconer (guitar), Sam Rourke (bass) & Colin Jones (drums).
CIRCA WAVES – U.S. TOUR DATES
8/2 – Chicago, IL @ Lollapalooza
*9/21 – Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour
+9/24 – Houston, TX @ House of Blues
+9/25 – Austin, TX @ Emo’s
+9/27 – Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
+9/28 – Nashville, TN @ Cannery
+9/29 – Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West
+10/1 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
*10/5 – New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge
opening for MS MR