Debut album gone down a storm? Check. Sold out tour? Check. Boisterous teenagers jumping like crazy? Check.

Opening the tour in Newcastle’s beautiful Riverside, Circa Waves played to a sold out audience, the first of many as debut album Young Chasers has attracted fans up and down the country to sell out their massive headline tour.

The Liverpool four piece were definitely in fine voice and if this continues throughout the month they’ll be a delight to watch. Young Chasers was released last week so the set mainly consisted of tracks from that, however B sides such as 100 Strangers was added into the set. A real treat for fans who loved Circa Waves before the album.

Newcastle’s crowd were full of energy and this reflected by frontman Kieran Shudall. The party atmosphere was evident too as if the band had been deprived of freedom – a real spectacle for indie music.

There really is nothing better than seeing raw talent being rewarded by sell out crowds singing their hearts out and crowd surfing at such intimate venues. Circa Waves really are a must if you love live music.

Hearing latest single T-Shirt Weather was the highlight for me, Shudall saying “it is a bit warm outside” was just one of many ways he and the band engaged with the Geordies. Other tracks such as Stuck In My Teeth and Fossils were belted out. The band all climbing all over the venue’s fixings to the appreciation of the fans.

The set was closed with Get Away – but we certainly didn’t want Circa Waves to Get Away in a hurry. I hope this band get massive and play to bigger venues than Newcastle’s Riverside.


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