are a British indie-rock band formed in Liverpool in 2013. The band consists of frontman Kieran Shudall (vocals, guitar), Sam Rourke (bass), Colin Jones (drums) and Joe Falconer (guitarist). Shudall met both Rourke and Plummer through mutual friends at Liverpool Sound City in 2013, meeting Falconer not long after at the same festival where he worked as a stage manager. During the summer and autumn of 2013 the band played several short UK tours, which included some secret shows. The origins of the band's name is obscure with some commentators linking it to the direction of travel from Liverpool City Centre to the suburb of Wavertree near where the band lived i.e. Circa Waves.
On 2 December 2013, the band released their debut single "Get Away/Good For Me" A double A-side on Transgressive Records as a limited seven-inch vinyl with a cassette edition handled by Jen Long's Kissibility label. In February 2014 Zane Lowe played the band's second single "Stuck in My Teeth" as his Hottest Record in the World. The band opened the NME Awards Tour in March 2014, which also included Temples, Interpol and Royal Blood. On 10 June 2014 Circa Waves released their Young Chasers EP on Virgin Records in the USA. The Japanese edition was released on 2 July 2014.
Also during 2014 they supported The 1975 on tour around the UK and remain good friends with the band.
Circa Waves performed at various festivals during the summer of 2014, including Hurricane and Southside Festivals in Germany, Latitude Festival, T-in the Park, Glastonbury Festival, and Splendour in the Grass (Australia). They also performed at Arenal Sound (Spain), Summersonic in Japan, and at Reading and Leeds Festival at the end of August 2014.