Bristol’s Seasfire return with a third single ‘Oh…Lucifer’ released this week on Little Fan Records. The band – Josh Thorn on vocals, David Callaby on guitar and vocals, James Sinclair on Drums and electronics, and Joe Labanowski on Keys and vocals, have caught the ear of, well, just about everybody. Finding support from radio heavyweights Mary Ann Hobbs, Huw Stevens, Annie Mac and Steve Lamacq, they also became one of the top 20 most blogged about bands in the UK in 2012 (next to Chvrches and The Weeknd no less).
The band capitalised on this early success by heading out on tour with luminaries such as Bastille, The Neighbourhood, King Charles and The 1975, and also (smart Alec’s) remixed Lana Del Rey‘s National Anthem.
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The new single, produced by the band themselves and mixed by Dan Grech (The Vaccines/Hurts/Lana Del Rey) opens with stereo effect electronics before this guitar riff comes crashing in. It’s short-lived though, with the verse being both restrained and quite stripped back, this electronic hue, with keyboard interjections keeping things going. The chorus is almost exactly the opposite though, load riotous, with that guitar riff coming to the fore. There’s a definite feeling of melancholy about the track, which the band say is about lust, jealousy and the longing for someone that you can’t have.
The accompanying video has been directed by James Booth, who also was behind the promo video for The 1975’s Chocolate, which attracted 1.5 million views on YouTube. They’ve a few live dates coming up, so you can catch them at.
AUG 03 Y-NOT FESTIVAL, DERBYSHIRE
AUG 09 THE FLEECE, BRISTOL (supporting DELPHIC)
SEP 28 UNDERGROUND FESTIVAL, GLOUCESTER