Coasts is 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 four 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.