Crushed By Waves announce debut album ‘More To Life’

Manchester’s finest rising rock quartet Crushed By Waves kicked off their 2024 last week at lightning speed with their brand new single You Know, and there’s no letting up from Manchester’s fastest rising rock quartet. They had a brilliant 2023, and they have more huge news – their debut full length album is on the way! The album is called More To Life, and it will be available everywhere on the 22nd of March

More To Life includes the successful singles Won’t Get Out Alive, Nothing Left And Too Much Too Fast, which have taken Crushed By Waves to many heights over the last twelve months, including appearances at huge festivals such as Download, Radar and Takedown. It also includes the brand new aforementioned single You Know! The very stylish video For You, which was put together by the talented Oli Duncanson, can be enjoyed below:

You Know is also available to stream on Spotify along with the other singles released from the upcoming album More To Life. Anyone wanting to stream can do so on this link.
Crushed By Waves debut album More To Life features ten tracks of anthemic, varied, modern rock, serving as a perfect way for the band to take themselves to the next level in 2024. Away from the album’s three hugely popular singles released so far (Won’t Get Out Alive, Nothing Left, Too Much To Ask) and new single You Know, More To Life is an album where almost every song could be a single in its own right.

From Dangerous’ soaring chorus and huge breakdown to the arena worthy synth rock of the album’s title track, More To Life offers excellent variety but with a consistent sound across the album. To learn more about More To Life, here’s Crushed By Waves frontman Arran Prime:

“Our debut album ‘More To Life’ is a reflection of where we are at as a band. At the time of writing and producing this album we were experiencing so many things for the first time together. Our first time touring, our first manager, our first time playing major festival shows, and our first national radio play for our songs. ‘More To Life’ is the concept of rebirth. Have you ever felt destined to fail? Felt trapped in a day-to-day routine wishing for a better life? Well this was about taking control of our fate and breaking free of the limitations we put on ourselves. Now we are starting to learn what we are capable of, we will never settle for less or compromise again.

Despite all of our own self-doubts, we have achieved more than we ever thought possible. We are finding our place within this scene, and growing a loyal fanbase who seem to love what we are doing and supporting us on our path. We once had a mindset of thinking, ‘Who the fuck are Crushed By Waves?’. We had total imposter syndrome all the time. However, after the year we just had, we know exactly who the fuck Crushed By Waves are, and if you don’t, then you are missing out. This album is just the start for us boys – we hope you enjoy what we created.

Crushed By Waves are a live band so if you want to experience this properly and feel the explosive energy we create as a band then you need to come and see this live. We guarantee you won’t be disappointed. We owe everything to the incredible team we have build around us. Massive thanks to Marianne our manager and queen who works harder than anyone we know. Oz Craggs our producer who is both insanely talented but also equally as humble and a genuinely lovely person. And finally our videographer Oli Duncanson who turns our crazy ideas into a visual feast. Big love, Arran, Tom, Andy, Dan”
Check out the full tracklist for More To Life and the album artwork below:
Crushed By Waves – More To Life

1) Nothing Left
2) Dangerous
3) You Know
4) Optimistic
5) Won’t Get Out Alive
6) More To Life
7) Faces
8) Lies
9) Close To The Edge
10) Too Much To Ask
There are a wide selection of merch and physical copy bundles of More To Life available to pre-order from Crushed By Waves online shop. More To Life is also available to pre-save on Spotify on this link.

The next chance to hear Crushed By Waves new material live is only a few weeks away. They will be out on the road supporting Cabin Boy Jumped Ship and October Ends on the second leg of their February 2024 tour, with dates in Nottingham, London, Leicester and Southampton all towards the end of the month. Full information is available below:
Crushed By Waves (supporting Cabin Boy Jumped Ship & October Ends) – February 2024 22nd – Nottingham – Billy Bootleggers
23rd – London – The Black Heart
24th – Leicester – The Shed
25th – Southampton – Joiners

Tickets and more information is available from the Down For Life Music website. Details of more live shows for Crushed By Waves will be announced after this tour has taken place!
Danny Peart
Danny Peart
Editor / Live Music Photographer / Journalist at Soundcheck-Live

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