NEW SINGLE // WILDFIRE
DEBUT ALBUM // ‘TELL ME IT’S REAL’ // JANUARY 29
HEADLINE DATES FOR FEBRUARY 2016 AND INSTORE SIGNINGS
Sweet Jane/Columbia Records release ‘Tell Me It’s Real’, the debut album by Jack Sedman and guitarist Harry Draper who together make up Seafret on January 29. Their forthcoming single ‘Wildfire’ is available now. It’s an uplifting and heart warming track that perfectly showcases the band’s raw talent and ability to evoke multiple emotions within their music.
It’s a rare thing when a band’s name perfectly encapsulates their music. Flip open a dictionary at ‘sea fret’ and you’ll find it’s the term for the mist that rolls inshore from the sea. Then pick any one of the Bridlington duo’s tracks and breathe in the delicately plucked acoustics, the gentle haze of rippling electronics, whispering strings and melancholy vocals.
Leaving aside matters of maritime mists for a moment, Seafret followed last year’s mesmeric Give Me Something E.P with the release of a second EP, ‘Oceans’. The raw emotional pull of both title tracks may be what took them to the top of the Hype Machine charts twice. ‘Oceans’ alone has racked up almost 7 million streams on Spotify and the accompanying video features Game Of Thrones’ star Maisie Williams and has amassed a whopping 3 million views on VEVO alongside a slew of nominations at this year’s European MVAs.
What started with a pared-back, one guitar and one voice set up round the pubs and streets of Yorkshire has grown into a distinctive sound that experiments with electronic textures, which the band has taken on the road, playing well over 60 shows this summer. Memorable sets include Glastonbury and Latitude festivals, support slots for James Bay and Hozier with no plans to slow down.
To co-incide with the release of ‘Tell Me It’s Real’, Seafret announce shows at the legendary 100 Club in London on Feburary 3 and a hometown gig at the Bridlington Spa Theatre on February 8. They will also be visiting local independent record stores for exclusive live performances.
Full Album Track listing
(Red – deluxe version only)
2.Give Me Something (IG)
7.Tells Me Its Real
8.Be There (IG)
9.Beauty On the Breeze
12.There’s A Light
13.To The Sea
14.Out of Nowhere
16.Oceans (BBC Live Lounge Version)
29-Jan-16 Bristol Rise (in store – 6pm)
30-Jan-16 Witney Rapture (in store – 6pm)
31-Jan-16 Marlborough Sound Knowledge (in store -5pm)
02-Feb-16 Kingston Banquet (in store – 6pm)
04-Feb-16 Leeds Crash (in store – 6pm)
03-Feb-16 London 100 Club – HEADLINE
08-Feb-16 Bridlington Spa Theatre – HEADLINE
25-Mar-16 London Shepherd’s Bush Empire – SUPPORTING KODALINE
26-Mar-16 London Shepherd’s Bush Empire – SUPPORTING KODALINE