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Circa Waves To Support New Album 'Sad Happy' With Spring UK Tour

Wednesday, 20 November 2019 Written by Laura Johnson

Photo: Katy Cummings

Circa Waves have announced a new album and spring UK tour.

The follow-up to 2018's 'What's It Like Over There?' is called 'Sad Happy' and is made up of two sides, 'Sad' and 'Happy', with the latter being available via streaming services on January 10, with a full release set to follow on March 13. Vocalist and guitarist Kieran Shudall said:

"We live in a world split into two extreme halves. One moment, you’re filled with the existential crisis of climate doom, and the next, you’re distracted by another piece of inconsequential content that has you laughing aloud. I find this close proximity of immense sadness and happiness so jarring, bizarre and fascinating. Our brains rattle back and forth through emotions at such a rate that happiness and sadness no longer feel mutually exclusive. This idea was the blueprint for  Sad Happy and is the theme that underpins the album. Sad / Happy is written in my Liverpool home. It’s also hugely inspired by my surroundings and the love I have for the city. It runs through thoughts on mortality, love and observations of people."

The band will support the album with spring shows in Glasgow, Stoke, Cardiff, Leicester, Norwich, Liverpool and London, where they'll play the O2 Academy Brixton on April 3. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on November 29. 

Head below to check out the record's first single, Jacqueline. It's an indie-rock toe-tapper with an earworm chorus that will stick around long after the song finishes.

'Happy' tracklist:
1. Jacqueline
2. Be Your Drug
3. Move to San Francisco
4. Wasted On You
5. The Things We Knew Last Night
6. Call Your Name
7. Love You More

'Sad' tracklist:
8. Sad Happy
9. Wake Up Call
10. Sympathy
11. Battered & Bruised
12. Hope There’s a Heaven
13. Train to Lime Street
14. Birthday Cake

Circa Waves will also hit the road with Two Door Cinema Club in the new year, supporting them on their European tour throughout January.

Circa Waves Upcoming Tour Dates are as follows

Fri March 27 2020 - GLASGOW O2 Academy Glasgow
Sat March 28 2020 - STOKE Keele University
Mon March 30 2020 - CARDIFF Tramshed
Tue March 31 2020 - LEICESTER O2 Academy Leicester
Thu April 02 2020 - NORWICH Waterfront
Fri April 03 2020 - LONDON O2 Academy Brixton
Sat April 04 2020 - LIVERPOOL Mountford Hall

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