Coasts - A Rush Of Blood (Tidal Recordings) 
Coasts - A Rush Of Blood

Release Date: 31st March 2014

OK, I'm not going to claim to have discovered these guys as they've already got a serious following on Twitter but I am happily going to lay claim to announcing this as the sound of the summer. Coasts are an upbeat Bristol based quintet and this latest single, 'A Rush Of Blood', is surely destined to be played on every E4 montage, behind World Cup trailers and will be all over Radio 1 like a suspicious rash on the nether regions of a horny teenager. The club beats mixed with the sunny guitar melodies make the perfect bed for Chris Caines' smooth, pop-star vocals. This is the kind of thing One Direction want to be making if they thought it wouldn't melt their fans' brains and, based on my glance at the Brit Awards last night, you could very easily imagine Coasts doing a Bastille within the next 12 months. Not my favourite tune in the world but a band that might just be in the right place at the right time with the right combination of hooks and looks.

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Live Dates:

25th March - Arts Centre, Norwich
26th March - Sound Control, Manchester
27th March - Shipping Forecast, Liverpool
28th March - Sneaky Pete's, Edinburgh
29th March - Westgarth Social Club, Middlesbrough
31st March - The Bodega Social Club, Nottingham
1st April - Barfly, London
2nd April - The Art Bar, Oxford
3rd April - Louisiana, Bristol
4th April - The Portland Arms, Cambridge
5th April - La Maroquinerie, Paris
6th April - La Peniche, Lille
9th April - Tivoli, Utrecht
10th April - Hedon, Zwolle
11th April - Asteriks, Leeuwarden
12th April - Supermarkt, The Hague
13th April - W2, Den Bosch
15th April - Kulturhaus 73, Hamburg

16th April - MONARCH, Berlin