- Words Notion Staff
As tickets for their headline tour go on sale, we catch up with the Liverpudlian indie rockers.
Formed in Liverpool back in 2012, indie rock quartet Circa Waves have gone from strength to strength. Next March will mark two years since the release of their second album Different Creatures, but thankfully they’ve just announced new music. Their third album What’s It Like Over There? drops in April and is certain to be just as epic as their sophomore release.
Despite suffering writers block, frontman Kieran Shudall discovered a lyrical goldmine: an old notebook full of scripts and scribbles that he produced while on an American tour supporting Two Door Cinema Club. Like the opening of floodgates, the album was written within a month, but don’t be fooled by the quick creative process, it’s deep emotive and thought-provoking, bubbling with themes of emotional fragile and complex relationships. “I’m really getting into the world of ‘let the song be the greatest song it could be’, and not let the restrictions of ‘we’re a rock band’ rule,” Shudall offers on the album. “We wanted to make it as big and powerful and as cinematic as it could be. Being completely open to using everything at your whim is really exciting.”
To add to their list of endeavours, they’ve also just announced their headline tour which seems them heading across the UK and stopping at cities including Sheffield, Manchester, Nottingham and London. Tickets are on sale now. As they gear up for a huge 2019, we sat down with the lads to ask some intimate questions as our most recent internet crush victims.
Do you remember your dreams? Tell us about a recent dream you’ve had….
I dreamt I fell of the stage. It’s happened in real life so I’m still slightly traumatised.
What is the closest you’ve ever come to death?
Joe smashed his hand open recently and narrowly missed all his artery’s. Could have been bad.
Tell us, what is your first memory of music?
Hearing Joni Mitchell in the car on camping trips.
What’s your star sign? Does your personality match your sign?
Gemini. I’m a terrific dancer. Is that a typical Gemini?
When was the first time you had your heart broken? (who by? how did it feel? what did you do?)
Robbie Williams when he left take that.
Who was your first celebrity crush?
"Movies" by Circa Waves
Tell us one thing nobody / not many people know about you.
I was born on the landing of my house. Delivered by my dad.
What would your biography be called?
Kieran – The Circa Way
What was the first song you ever wrote?
What’s the best advice you’ve ever been given?
“Stay the fuck out my way” – Liam Gallagher
What has been your biggest achievement?
Main stage Reading and Leeds.
Which fictional character do you most relate to and why?
Kevin Bacons character in footloose.
How was High School?
Great. I love exams. 🙁
Who is the most famous person in your DMs?
Describe your own personal idea of hell…
Being attacked by seagulls.
What’s a lie you’ve told and what was the fall out?
I’m a great dancer. Not being able to dance!
Which super power would you most like to have, and why?
The power of long distance flight.
What is one album that totally changed your life?
De-loused in the Comatorium by The Mars Volta
When was the last time you cried and why?
This morning when my alarm went off!
Where/what will you be doing at the end of the world?
In Greggs, eating bean and sausage pasties.