Indie rock band Circa Waves (pictured above) have teamed up with artisan cider maker Fowey Valley to launch their own cider. The band members, who are self-proclaimed cider lovers, approached cidery owner Barrie Gibson to produce their own Cider Waves drink.
The cider was first served at the band’s silent disco event in London earlier this month, to celebrate the launch of their fourth album, Sad Happy.
Barrie, known locally as ‘Cider Barrie’, started making cider 15 years ago. With a good reputation as a cider maker and a growing fan base among family and friends, Barrie decided to go commercial.
Barrie said: “This is the first time we have been approached by a band to collaborate on an own brand cider. We are very excited to be associated with Circa Waves and to be instrumental in the production of their new drink, Cider Waves.”
To off-set the carbon footprint from their forthcoming, sold-out UK tour, Circa Waves have promised to plant a number of apple trees with the assistance of Fowey Valley.
The number of trees has yet to be decided, but Barrie is allocating some land in the orchard for the band to plant apple trees that will eventually yield apples that can be used in cider making.