Coasts Biography

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 a record deal in the UK with Warner Music and with Capitol Records in the USA, in late 2014.

The members of Coasts met at university in Bath and then moved to Bristol after they finished, forming the band. 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.

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 confirmed in June that they would release their debut album in September 2015. The band embarked on a North American tour in early 2015, with their first appearance taking place at El Rey Theater, LA. They have also headlined London's Scala & KOKO. They performed at Californian music festival Coachella in April of 2015 and are confirmed to play Reading and Leeds Festival in the UK in August 2015.
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