Coasts (band)

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Musical artist

Coasts are an English rock band, formed in Bristol, in 2011. The group consists of Chris Caines (Vocals), Liam Willford (Guitar), James Gamage (Bass), David Goulbourn (Keyboards) and Ben Street (Drums). They are most notable for their singles, ‘A Rush of Blood’ and ‘Oceans’. ‘A Rush of Blood’ was named Zane Lowe’s ‘Hottest Record’ in October 2014. The single has also featured on Made in Chelsea. ‘Oceans’ has received international media attention and has achieved over 4 million plays on Soundcloud.

Coasts signed with Capitol Records, in the USA, in late 2014, as well as a worldwide publishing deal with Christian Tattersfield’s Good Soldier Songs.

Formation & Early History

Coasts formed in Bristol in late 2011 after meeting at university. They spent the summer writing material and rehearsing in the crypt of a church before making their first live appearances in 2012. In the same year, the band released their debut single, 'Stay', which received radio support from Huw Stephens. During this period, the band toured extensively across the UK, with sell out shows including London's Camden Barfly. In 2013 Coasts continued to sell out shows around the UK and in Europe, and made various industry appearances including Brighton's Great Escape Music Festival.

2014

Coasts recorded their third single, ‘Oceans’ with Duncan Mills and released it in June 2014. The single received BBC Radio 1 support from Greg James and Huw Stephens. The band played a Radio 1 live session at Maida Vale for Huw Stephens following on from this as well as performing live at Radio 1’s Big Weekend in Glasgow. The band followed this up with a sold out show at Dingwalls in Camden and were then named as iTunes ‘Ones to Watch in July 2014. The band recorded ‘A Rush of Blood’ with Mike Spencer which became their fourth single. The song was premiered as Zane Lowe’s ‘Hottest Record’ on BBC Radio 1 as well as receiving support from Fearne Cotton, Greg James and Huw Stephens.On the back of this the band embarked upon a UK tour including selling out their biggest show to date at Heaven in London. In December 2014 the band performed the songs, ‘A Rush of Blood’, ‘Oceans’ and ‘Let Go’ live on Series 8, Ep 10 of Made in Chelsea. Coasts are booked to play their first North American tour in early 2015 as well as being confirmed for Coachella and Lollapalooza. They have also been invited to play BBC Radio 1’s Future Festival, hosted by Zane Lowe live from London’s Maida Vale Studios in January 2015.

2015

Coasts are due to embark on a North American tour in early 2015, with their first appearance taking place at El Rey Theater, LA. The band are also due to headline London's Scala on the 30th March 2015 and are confimed for Californian music festival Coachella in April of the same year.

Members

  • Chris Caines - Vocals
  • Liam Willford - Guitar
  • James Gamage - Bass
  • David Goulbourn - Keys
  • Ben Street - Drums

Discography

EPs

  • Paradise (Tidal Recordings, 2013)
  • Oceans (Tidal Recordings, 2014)
  • Coasts (Capitol Records, 2014)
  • A Rush Of Blood (Tidal Recordings, 2014)

Singles

  • Stay (Tidal Recordings, 2012)
  • Wallow (Tidal Recordings, 2013)
  • Oceans (Tidal Recordings, 2014)
  • A Rush Of Blood (Tidal Recordings, 2014)

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