Album Review: Circa Waves – Young Chasers

circa wavesCirca Waves – Young Chasers

Indie Pop


Circa Waves are a new link in the long chain of British indie bands. They certainly aren’t the in-your-face, leather jacket wearing, chain-smoking variety, they operate more on the lively and fun pop end of the spectrum. If someone gave the Vaccines some well written songs, plenty of practice and a good kick up the backside then the result might sound like Young Chasers. It’s slick and refined but still heaps of fun. The whole album is full of youthful exuberance and angst in equal measures, especially during the two best songs: ‘T-Shirt Weather’ and ‘Fossils’.  I have a feeling though that they are just going to get lost among the sea of indie bands. If this debut is anything to go by then I’d say that they haven’t got the power to stand up to the genre’s titans such as Arctic Monkeys or even young upstarts like Catfish and the Bottlemen. They’re one of those bands that many people may like, but that few people will truly love. It’s sad to say as everyone needs some joyful music in their life, but I can’t see them clawing their way to the top. Young Chasers is an enjoyable yet forgettable experience.