They've really progressed as a band and proven that they are ready for big stages/the mainstream.
This record is all killer and no filler
Surprisingly Brief but Effectual.
Circa Waves are a creature to watch - after their dramatic change in sound on the release of their sophomore album they demonstrate their penchant to do it again. Here an album comprised of 10 tracks demonstrates an exercise simplicity for enjoyment, anthemic and poppy-riffs but never overly done or glorified with overstatement. The lyrical structure opts for subtlety, reflection, gravitas and not pushing, while allowing the bands cohesive sound to do all the talking. The album itself is an achievement in showcasing a multitude of sounds and vibes - also their recent tour is brim-full of experiences which is delicately interlaced in the sounds . Elements of their sophomore rock sound to more beach/summery and festival-laden heavy tracks. Listeners could have been completely misunderstood in thinking that Circa and co. could not pull off another change, or the uncertainty of what the next album would sound like. It's also romantic, deeply personal in the undertones and in their lies the gems. Moving away from the typical indie-band sound has done Circa Waves a wonder and put them on track to a bright future.
Huge decrease in quality.
I agree with another review someone put on here, they’ve completely lost their identity. I love this band, I’ve seen them live twice but this album is just a huge decrease in quality. Some of the songs are genuinely so bad I find it hard to listen to them,,, that’s coming from one of my all time favourite bands. I just don’t see how a band could lose the unique indie sound they had in their first album to end up with songs that sound like they’re written by a huge production team that sound so generic? I’ll hang in for your next albums boys.
I should also add - passport sounds like it literally comes from a high school musical movie ahah
Movies and be somebody good
The above are OK, not great but OK and they are nothing compared to the first album. But then, we have the other singles me myself and Hollywood, passport and times won’t change me. Wow, just wow, never have I heard a band completely lose their identity like this before, those 3 songs have to be the worst I’ve ever heard. Comes to something when I’d rather listen to the most recent arctic monkeys album than these songs cos that was utter dross too. Sorry circa waves but your first album was AMAZING and was a soundtrack to a summer, this stuff is pure whack. This isn’t progression or even selling out, the music is just terrible guys you’ve wasted your own time on this as it will destroy your own popularity.
First two singles sound good, but not quite as good as singles on previous albums
Other singles sound very experimental for their genre
I'm sure they've copied the music for "Me Myself and Hollywood": riff sounds far too familiar; and other than that the chorus is just utter repetitive rubbish.
Hopefully the rest of the album is much better
Me myself and circa waves