Named Zane Lowe’s Hottest Record on BBC Radio 1, Coasts announced their self‐titled debut album will be available January 22. To add to Coasts’ enviable list of accomplishments, AV Club hails “If you had genetically engineered a rock band to be the ultimate arena‐ready ensemble, you couldn’t get closer to the ideal type than Coasts. The band cannily melds anthemic mid‐’90s alt‐rock with the bombast of U2, but set to the pulsing beats of a New Order‐meets‐Britpop rhythm.”
Produced by Mike Spencer (Rudimental), Mark Crew (Bastille), Elliot James (Two Door Cinema Club), Fraser T. Smith (Adele, Sam Smith), Duncan Mills (Jake Bugg) and James Rushent of Does It Offend You, Yeah?, the album is an anthemic collection of towering hooks, huge summer grooves and emotive lyrics which are infused with a visceral energy inspired by their shared love of dance music.
Named as the One To Watch, Coasts is made up of Chris (vocals), Liam (guitar), James (bass), David (keys), and Ben (drums).