Seasfire are about to release a new single today, Oh….Lucifer. A band who specialise in “melancholic electronic pop” they’ve been making undercurrents in the alternative music scene & have already scored numerous plays on national radio. They are, we think, ones to watch out for.
These Bristol chaps first caught my ear with their “We Will Wake” EP last year – in particular the title track and “Undone”. It went down well. It reached number 1 on Hype Machine and, I’m reliably informed, propelled Seasfire to one of the Top 20 most blogged bands in the UK in 2012. Quite what that means I don’t know, but if you want good old references by the ears: they sound great.
On 1st July the follow up “Oh…Lucifer” will be released. Mixed by Dan Grech (The Vaccines, Hurts, Lana Del Rey) it keeps the bands penchant for a dreamy melody but hints at grittier, darker, more haunting undertones. If Grech’s previous work encompassed different genres, there’s a sense here it bring those together – somewhere between electronic rock ‘n’ roll pop. Lead singer Josh Thorn’s melodic voice drifts equally freely over the processed guitars as it does through the breakdowns.
I’d like to see these guys at a festival. Their anthemic sound deserves a wide space to go play in. Check them out at Reading / Leeds festival if you’re there.
All words by Ged Hawes. More writing by Ged on Louder Than War can be found in his author’s archive.