There’s a recent buzz in the air about Circa Waves at the moment. Even though it was a small venue, the huge crowd in Gorilla on Friday night was a testament to that.
The Liverpool band have received plenty of media attention and have been recommended by BBC Radio1’s Zane Lowe. Not bad for a band that doesn’t even have an album out yet.
What we were wondering though, do they live up to their hype?
Gorilla was packed left, right and centre with young teens, (I’d estimate an average age of 15) with a surprisingly large percentage of the audience being floppy haired males.
As they come onto stage with a beer in hand, they belt out with their opening song, Young Chasers. High volume, high tempo, high keyed and high on energy. The crowd is leaping and jumping around and it doesn’t take long for the teens to let go of all their energy and start up a mosh pit.
There are holes in my socks that have been around longer than this band, with a short set of a little over 35 minutes, I found it extremely surprising that the entire audience knew every lyric to their songs. The signs are promising for this young Liverpudlian – their music is excellent and their performance is strong. A few more top tracks is that’s required.
WILKES, CARYS. ‘Circa Waves Review – Friday 7th November 2014’. t-hud.co.uk 2014. Web. 26 Oct. 2015.