Here’s 5 tracks as chosen by Kieran Shudall, vocalist and guitarist of English indie rock band Circa Waves, shortly after the release of their third album What’s It Like Over There?
A song that’s always played in the dressing room. This song never fails to get me in the mood to play a show, no matter if it’s an afternoon, festival or headlining; it just has something that gets me going. Our dressing room playlist is very eclectic as we all have such different musical tastes and I love that.
Ruston Kelly – Asshole
Most played song at the moment. I started listening to him about six months ago and I still haven’t stopped playing his latest record, I love his storytelling and each song pulls me in. I saw him a couple of weeks ago in a little bar in the UK and it was incredible… haven’t felt like this for an artist or band in a long time.
Smash Mouth – All Star
My karaoke song. I’m not sure how this became my karaoke song but I’m pretty sure it was chosen after a few drinks. I have a goal to sing this in as many karaoke bars around the world, I’m on nine countries so far. Turns out that it doesn’t have to be a karaoke bar either, from videos I’ve seen…
Jason Isbell – Cover Me Up
A song I could play over and over again. I’m a huge Jason Isbell fan – there’s something about his lyrics and style of telling his story through song that just hits me. This song especially hits a note with me that no other song can which means I can just listen over and over again. I feel like everyone should check this out even if you’re not a fan of Americana music.
Billie Eilish – bury a friend
A song to listen to while writing about songs to listen to. I’m currently watching a live Billie Eilish set on TV and it’s awesome. Her new record is amazing and the level of different styles throughout the record is exceptional. “bury a friend” has to be a favourite, the song is great, the production is great and I can’t wait to see what she does next.