Sea Fever is a five piece collective fronted by Iwan Gronow (Haven, Johnny Marr) on vocals and guitars, alongside singer Beth Cassidy (Section 25), the collective also features New Order’s Tom Chapman and Phil Cunningham - with Tom on bass, guitars, synths and programming and Phil on guitars, while powering the band’s pulsing beats is Elliot Barlow.
Sea Fever explains that their coming together as a unit felt inevitable: 'We’d wanted to work with each other for ages, so when we finally sat down in the studio, the band just seemed to come together naturally. It felt like we were really free to explore the kinds of music that have always inspired us, we dug right through the record crates of our minds to shape the sound of Sea Fever.'
The result is a debut ten-track album that represents the sound of a band instinctively working together; effortlessly exciting and equally timeless. Including recent singles ‘De Facto’. ‘Crossed Wires’ and ‘Folding Lines’, the full-length will also feature upcoming singles ‘Under Duress’ and ‘Built To Last’.
Fusing intelligent electronics and clanging guitars, underpinned by soaring and hypnotic strings, the band has already picked up early support from the likes of Chris Hawkins on BBC 6 Music.
'In a nutshell, this is perfect modern pop music which deserves to be heard" Louder Than War
'frantic new single ‘De Facto’ is their much more electronic, a punchy sequenced construction that is likely to fill indie club dancefloors while also crossing over to lovers of synth' @electricityclub ElectricityClub
'A swirling electronic pop song that ripples with a precision of early Depeche Mode or New Order, shadowy atmosphere crafted from synth motifs, pulsing beats and ominous refrains' God is in the TV
'Following the celestial intro, ‘Crossed Wires’ quickly erupts into an intense, electro-tinged banger' MixItAllUp Track of the Day
'effortlessly exciting and equally timeless' XSnoise
'a hypnotic cut that effortlessly blends together sounds that helped define the electronica genre with innovative songwriting' XSNoise
'a nightclub-friendly disco record that comes complete with blazing guitars' Gigslutz
'one Fever that you really won’t mind catching' Gigslutz
‘Folding Lines’ album out Fri 22 Oct