Circa Waves today announce their first UK headline tour since October 2015. Beginning at Sheffield O2 Academy on 18th March 2017 and taking in London O2 Forum on 31st March. The tour – their biggest to date – is in support of their eagerly anticipated second album ‘Different Creatures’, which will be released on Virgin EMI on March 10th.
Lead track ‘Wake Up’ was last week revealed on Radio 1 as Annie Mac’s Hottest Record on Radio 1. A juttering, barbed statement-of-intent, ‘Wake Up’ sees walls of fuzzed guitars jostling for space with Kieran Shudall’s trademark melodies, re-introducing the world to a band ready to push their sound forward and claim their place at the top table of UK guitar bands.
Co-produced by Alan Moulder (Foals, Arctic Monkeys, Smashing Pumpkins), ‘Different Creatures’ is the grittier, ‘night time’ counterpart to the breezy summer vibes of its Top 10 predecessor ‘Young Chasers’, exuding a newfound swagger. Shaped by Kieran’s perceptive songwriting ability to reflect the changes he sees in the world, ‘Different Creatures’ showcases a world-weary, louder and more vital band, nudging their sonic palette into a territory shared with rock heavyweights such as Arctic Monkeys and Queens Of The Stone Age.
Lead singer Kieran says of the new single,
“Wake Up is a big and bold way to start. It shows we’re not messing around anymore”.
Their debut album ‘Young Chasers’ spawned four Radio 1 A-list singles and saw the band’s popularity and profile rise over a meteoric six months, culminating in a sold out Brixton Academy show. The audience’s fevered reaction to ‘Young Chasers’ thirteen direct, propulsive, indie anthems crystallised the band’s self belief, and emboldened Kieran to delve into the weightier subjects explored in ‘Different Creatures’.
“When I saw the way that people connected with it, I really started to believe in myself, I’m a different person now -I feel like I’ve got a fire in my belly with this record”
“Different Creatures” (Virgin EMI March 10th) is not the sound of a band giving people more of what they know that people want from them. It is the sound of a band who are going with their hearts, reflecting the changes they’re seeing unfold around them, and moving forward. A risky move, but as fans will soon discover for themselves, it’s a risk that has paid off creatively in droves.
Support for all dates comes from The Magic Gang and InHeaven.
Saturday March 18th – Sheffield O2 Academy
Monday March 20th – Glasgow Barrowland
Tuesday March 21st – Newcastle University
Thursday March 23rd – Manchester Academy
Friday March 24th – Liverpool University
Saturday March 25th – Oxford O2 Academy
Monday March 27th – Bristol O2 Academy
Tuesday March 28th – Nottingham Rock City
Thursday Mar 30th – Birmingham O2 Institute
Friday March 31st – London O2 Forum
Monday April 3rd – Norwich UEA
Tuesday April 4th – Cambridge Junction
[box type=”info” align=”” class=”” width=””]Tickets go on general sale at 9.00am on 2nd December, available from www.gigsandtours.com/circawaves [/box]