Circa Waves have come as a surprise with their new single, ‘Hell on Earth’, which you will hear next time.
The song is said to signal “the start of a new era” for the Liverpool band, whose last album ‘Sad Happy’ is out in early 2020. The theme was premiered last night (August 17) on BBC Radio 1.
“Hell on Earth” is about the world moving so fast around you that it’s hard to keep up,” singer Kieran Shudall said of this energetic issue in a statement.
“Disco shops that close, politicians who lie more than ever, social anxiety to the highest level and generals who feel a few days that everything is going wrong.”
In the chorus, Shudall sings: “I think I died and went to Hell/ And I don’t care/ I don’t care because there was hell on earth”:
The official music video for the single – directed by Circa Waves themselves – will premiere on YouTube this evening (August 18) at 7:00 BST. Listen here.
Circa Waves will be performing at the East Main Stage of Reading & Leeds 2022 next weekend. The acts will follow recent appearances in Benicsim, Spain, and at the London Community Festival.
In a review of this last concert, NME noted that the band “engaged the crowd”, but suffered “a number of technical problems on stage”.
“Looking to make up for lost time, singer Kieran Shudall lets fans decide between ‘Stuck in My Teeth’ and ‘Be Your Dog’ in an attempt to narrow down the setlist, with the first one as a clear winner.
“Less than ten seconds from the start of the song, Shudall realizes that he was wrong with the guitar but continues to play: ‘It’s a fucking London chaos, but we love it’. The end of the show ‘Jaqueline’ and ‘T-Shirt Weather ‘ is widespread.”
Circa Waves released a surprise EP called “Sadder Happier” in May 2020. The details of his next project are still under wraps.