The Verse’s Sophie Baldock previews Coasts ahead of their show at Brighton’s The Haunt on 20th October 2017.
Coasts were created during the band’s time at Bath University, and after completing their degrees, they moved to Bristol where they continued to create themselves as a band. Sailing into the indie rock genre, their songs became repeated successes as they began their first live appearances in 2012 and also commenced their first tour. Their debut single Stay was met with applause and radio support from Huw Stephens.
Continuing to sell out shows all across the UK and Europe during this time, as well as hitting up London’s Camden Barfly and Brighton’s Great Escape music festival in 2013. Suddenly, the group had made themselves known and were sending us summer vibes of freedom and falling in love with every lyric.
Oceans was released in 2014 and loved by all – it sparked the craving for falling in love by the ocean, with endless sunshine and no cares. However, the video for this beautiful song has a sadder twist near the end that gives the song an even stronger meaning of love and losing it. This song began another journey for the band as they appeared at Radio 1’s Big Weekend in Glasgow that year, along with performing more live sessions throughout the year across radio stations.
At the end of that year, their fourth single A Rush Of Blood – the kind of song you’d listen to driving down a long open road on a summer night – bleeds melancholy and the bittersweetness of childhood memories. It emerged and was loved and shouted about by big names such as Fearne Cotton, Greg James, and Huw Stephens, kicking off the band’s second tour across the UK. Then, they landed across the North Atlantic ocean and onto American soil to continue their tour at the start of 2015, playing at Coachella and across the states, before flying home and standing on stage at Reading & Leeds Festival that same August.
Coasts, with its mellow, summer-lovin’ and melancholic sound, has resonated with thousands of people across the globe, with people merely stumbling across them on YouTube or via radio and never turning back as the songs leave a lasting memory or meaning upon each listener.
Now, as they embark on another UK tour this October, they are blasting their lyrics and beautiful beats all across the country once again, with more material and even more love from their fans. Emerging at The Haunt in Brighton on 20th October, be sure to write the date in your diary as we welcome Coasts to the seaside for a spectacular event.