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28TH MAY 2014

What looked like an averagely boring Wednesday night in King’s Cross, it quickly turned into something else completely as soon as we walked into the Lexington for the Circa Waves show. Support came from haunting pop melody-makers Death At Sea, a Liverpool quartet echoing the sounds of Sonic Youth married with Echo & The Bunnymen.

When Circa Waves hit the stage, it felt like being tossed into a 90’s secret party in your nan’s attic, while the family downstairs unaware, watch television. It was ecstatic, carefree and most of all, upbeat. With infectious tracks such as ‘Good For Me’, ‘Fossils’, and crowd-pleaser new single ‘Stuck In My Teeth’, Circa Waves manage to get through their hour-long set, playing incessantly to an overly-packed room.

Named as Band of The Day at this year’s The Great Escape Festival and with ‘Stuck In My Teeth’ being nominated as Zane Lowe’s Hottest Record in the World, Circa Waves are in the middle of an incredibly high wave of sugar and spice and everything nice.

‘I’m a little too young with not enough time’, bear this lyrics in mind peeps, as you’ll be hearing it ceaselessly played at festivals throughout the summer, when Circa Waves will be performing at Latitude, T In The Park and Reading & Leeds. A great result for a band who, up until last year, did not even existed. Good job Shuddall decided to ‘give music a proper go and try to make it a success’.