Circa Waves have today unveiled their brilliantly executed and highly entertaining video for latest single ‘Movies’, which sees the band expertly act out scenes from a variety of blockbuster films, from American hit comedy Wayne’s World to academy-winning classics like A Clockwork Orange and Reservoir Dogs.
Falling in line with the song’s dreamy, fantasy-like retrospective lyrics, the video sees the band engage their finest acting skills, wit and tongue-in-cheek personality. Set in an open top red 60s Mustang, the band play host to a number of roles and scenes from some of the world’s finest films. How many can you name?
Speaking of the making of the video, frontman Kieran Shudall comments; “The Movies video was about us having fun, essentially spending all our filming budget on a dressing up box. Whilst doubling up as a showreel for when we all individually want to break into Hollywood. It is an homage to the Movies we’ve loved growing up. I thought to dress up as Louise would be me putting myself out of my comfort zone, but I’ve never felt more at home. Its a video that celebrates Film and not taking this music biz too fucking serious.”
Check out the video for ‘Movies’ – BELOW:
After getting up close and personal at some of the most intimate shows they’ve ever played, Circa Waves today announce their 2019 UK headline tour. With 9 huge shows across the isles, including a night at London’s Roundhouse, the tour further marks the return of one of the country’s most exciting guitar acts.
Last month, Circa Waves re-emerged with two brilliant new tracks ‘Movies’ & ‘Be Somebody Good’, with ‘Movies’ exclusively premiering with Annie Mac on BBC Radio 1 and being playlisted worldwide 12 times via Spotify’s New Music Friday.The two tracks come as their first offerings from new studio album ‘What’s It Like Over There?’ – out April 5th viaProlifica Inc. / PIAS. Listen to both tracks HERE.
Recorded in just one month, and renewing their blossoming co-producing relationship with Alan Moulder (Foals, The Killers), ‘What’s It Like Over There?’ is an album that’s creatively unshackled and refuses to stay still. It fuses the visceral thrill of rock music with a slick pop sound, its themes of modern ennui, emotional fragility and all the inside-outs and upside-downs of relationships making it a record that could only have been made now.
Whilst the anthemic ‘Movies’ will appeal to the band’s long-standing fan base, the likes of ‘Sorry I’m Yours’ and ‘Be Somebody Good’ see Circa Waves experiment with a new progressive sound that will surprise and delight in equal measure.
‘Me Myself & Hollywood’ touches on the band’s love of R&B, whilst ‘Times Won’t Change Me’ is a piano-led, Beatles-inspired future hit. What’s It Like Over There? always manages to sidestep genres and easy pigeonholing, but what remains constant is Circa Waves’ ability to create the kind of infectious music that is propelling them towards the top tier of British music.
Previous album Different Creatures berthed three Radio 1 A-list singles and propelled Circa Waves to their biggest festival run ever, starting with Reading & Leeds in 2017, and ending with aplomb at last year’s Community Festival in July, where the band blew away crowds on the main stage.
Circa Waves’ third album will become the album their fans can’t live without. It’s another leap forward, another magical reconfiguration of their DNA, a union of emotional depth and intricate songcraft. Circa Waves have taken the theory that they’re allowed to do whatever they want and ran with it. The results are stunning.
UK HEADLINE TOUR DATES
April 15th – Oxford, O2 Academy
April 16th – Nottingham, Rock City
April 18th – Glasgow, Barrowland
April 19th – Manchester, Victoria Warehouse
April 20th – Sheffield University, Foundry
April 23rd – Birmingham, O2 Academy
April 25th – Bristol, O2 Academy
April 26th – London, Roundhouse
April 27th – Newcastle, University