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Albums Of The Week: Circa Waves | Never Going Under

The British guitar-rockers expand their worldview through the lens of new fatherhood on their fifth full-length — without sacrificing the big hooks and infectious energy.

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE:Never Going Under is Circa Waves’ fifth album — and the encapsulation of a continued upward trajectory for the quartet, who have become one of Britain’s most influential and adored guitar bands across five genre-defining albums. The latest stage in their illustrious career, this record sees the band continue to push themselves into new territories and 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 worldview, 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.”


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