Earlier this evening Circa Waves announced via Twitter that their latest album ‘What’s It Like Over There?’ has reached the top 10 in the album charts. The Liverpool indie rock band released their album on April 5th, and it has already received a lot of attention, both positive and negative.
OMG WE DID IT! Thank you so much. Number 10! pic.twitter.com/D6guLrZxKS
— Circa Waves (@CircaWaves) April 12, 2019
Currently standing at number three in the BBC Official UK Album charts, their latest record which the band have described as their ‘most ambitious album yet’ strays from the quartet’s usual windows down radio up indie tunes, and divulges into a new sound of mellow piano pop.
Despite the album reaching such a high place on the charts, NME have recently rated it two out of five stars, along with DIY magazine. Frontman Kieran Shudall has said that when creating the record, the band “didn’t feel tied down to any genre” and that they “didn’t necessarily want to make a guitar record”. Their most streamed single from the new album ‘Times Won’t Change Me’ was a perfect insight into the change of style fans were to expect, and it didn’t seem to disappoint them.
With a busy week of in-store signings up and down the country, Circa Waves prepare for their UK tour which is commencing on April 15th in Oxford. The band have packed the rest of their summer out with festivals, performing at Reading and Leeds and many others.
Circa Waves 2019 Tour Dates:
15/04 – O2 Academy – Oxford
16/04 – Rock City – Nottingham
18/04 – Barrowlands – Glasgow
19/04 – Victoria Warehouse – Manchester
20/04 – Foundry – Sheffield
23/04 – O2 Institute – Birmingham
25/04 – O2 Academy – Bristol
26/04 – Roundhouse – London
27/04 – Newcastle University – Newcastle
Circa Waves 2019 Festival Dates:
12/07 – 14/07 – TRNSMT Festival, Glasgow
19/07 – 21/07 – Tramlines 2019, Sheffield
23/08 – 25/08 – Reading and Leeds Festival
30/08 – Fusion Festival, Liverpool