Today, Circa Waves announces their fifth album Never Going Under, out January 13, 2023 via Lower Third / PIAS.
Never Going Under comes fresh in the wake of a huge summer for Circa Waves, with massive main stage festival performances and the release of totally surprise EP Hell On Earth.
Never Going Under is the band’s highly anticipated fifth record, and the encapsulation of a continued upward trajectory for Circa Waves over the last decade. Becoming one of Britain’s most influential and adored guitar bands, the four piece’s dedication to constantly developing their sound has seen them secure increasingly high positions in the Official Album Charts, as well as amassing an army of dedicated fans.
The latest stage in their illustrious career, this record sees the band continue to push themselves into new territories and effortlessly cement their place in the scene.
Speaking about Never Going Under, frontman Kieran Shudall says: “Never Going Under speaks to that uniquely modern phenomenon of genuinely not knowing what type of world our kids are going to find themselves in in 30 years. Physically, environmentally, politically we are completely in the unknown. That scares us all but ultimately we know we can never give up on the future because how can you? The songs on the album are written differently from the previous work we’ve put out. They are written from the perspective of my son and also from my own current experience of the climate today. Circa waves have always had a certain world view, but now it’s through that lens of being a father and still not knowing what the hell is going on. Never Going Under is a snapshot of the fear we all feel today and the resilience we will need to get through it.”
To coincide with the album announcement, Circa Waves have also released the driving new single “Do You Wanna Talk”, available to stream here: https://circawaves.ffm.to/dywt
An instantly infectious indie banger, DYWT is the perfect Circa Waves song – combining upbeat lyrical delivery with raucous, rousing instrumentation, culminating in a late contender for song of the summer. Accompanying the track is a video directed by the band’s own Joe Falconer, which offers an early insight into the visual identity of Never Going Under as a project. The video for “Do You Wanna Talk” is available to watch below.
Circa Waves new album Never Going Under is out January 13, 2023 via Lower Third / PIAS, and is available to pre-order here: https://circawaves.ffm.to/nevergoingunder
Circa Waves – Never Going Under