Inspiration: Circa Waves
14 May 2014
It's Reeves & Mortimer, Rodney Mullen, Shit Jobs and Ambitious Indie that inspires Liverpudlians, Circa Waves
Liverpudlians Circa Waves have had a pretty fun time of it since they decided to get together and bash out some tunes. Responsible for one of the bigggest buzzes that industry types and those in the know had come across in ages, even those less concerned with these kind of things would have noticed the meteoric rise of the early twenty-somethings. A debut single came out via our mates Transgressive, the coveted opening slot on the NME tour was all theirs - along with the magazine declaring them the great new hope for guitar music - and a debut LDN show at the Sebright Arms will go down in the eyes of many as one of the best the venue has seen. They're working on an album, constantly on the road and doing all of the things you'd expect of a band tipped for a certain type of greatness that really doesn't come along very often. This in mind, we wanted to get to know the boys in the band on a personal level and find out what inspires their lives and art. In doing so, we discovered a love for Reeves & Mortimer, genius street-skaters, shit jobs and, perhaps most importantly, ambitious indie. Get to know the chaps in the centre of the storm, below.
Giles is the ultimate audiophile, champion of new music and barometer of taste. The man is a walking Encyclopedia and even in his 50s he has a voracious appetite for the new and innovative. His complete love for music is infectious, and his record collection immense. All music lovers should look up to this guy.
Arcade Fire - Funeral
A record that inspires us massively. It somehow manages to sound huge but stays intimate at the same time.
Rodney Mullen is a genius and can shred a skateboard like no man alive. He is the god father of skating and is the catalyst for an entire sub-culture. He is also the nicest guy ever. If everyone was like Rodney Mullen the world would be a happier and gnarlier place.
Bloc Party - Silent Alarm
An amazing album with incredible production. The way this was played and recorded really brought "indie" music to a new level. It's a record you can dance your head off to and also one that you can sit down, chill out and enjoy.
The Camp & Furnace
This is a big old building right by our practice room that was converted in to a bar. When we started the band and were getting to know each other we would spend many a night in their after rehearsal drinking and chatting nonsense.
Dave Grohl has always been a big influence. Aside from being in two of the biggest rock bands ever he still seems to keep his feet firmly on the ground. He's had a long career and consistently makes great music. Oh, and he's cool as fuck.
Watch the video for Circa Waves latest single 'Stuck in My Teeth' below.