A watery feel to today’s Band of the Day as Seek Harbour display their maritime knowledge. OK, they don’t. They tell us about their band.
We are based from the South East of Kent right on the coast.
How did you meet?
We have grown up in the same town all our lives, with a small music scene and social groups so we have known of each other for many years.
How long have you been playing as a band?
As a band not long, we started the project back in 2019 when we worked on our debut single ‘Ghost & Shadow’ releasing it to see how people took to our early sound and style, since then the world has been very up and down and restricted, this has stopped us from getting out gigging or even being in a studio, however the band has developed rapidly throughout the lockdowns from signing with Saviour Management to writing new material. We are excited for many future things to come.
Before you get sick of being asked… where does the band name come from?
The band name is a nod to the fact we all grew up by the sea, it also symbolises the constant search for safety and finding comfort in this instance music and creativity
What are your influences?
As individuals we bring a variety of influences to the table with a mix of genres from metal to indie and everything in between. Growing up we all gained experience from playing in various bands and learning. As a band we take influence from life and music we hear. Alazka, AlexisonFire, Emarosa are to name a few, pop over to our Spotify to see our artist playlist we have created.
Describe your music. What makes you unique?
Our music would be described as melodic hardcore I guess; the music industry is very diverse and genres are now wide open to interpretation we like to think our songs have something personal to take from passionate vocals to the instrumentals themselves. We have had a very unique start as a band as we have launched a new project throughout a national lockdown and uncertainty, this has allowed us to spend time working on our sound and new material in home studios, playing with equipment and effects etc. we have been able to fine tune details that we may not have had time to-do whilst getting out touring and exposing our music to a wide mass in venues. We have worked hard to get online exposure and are taken back by the positive responses we have had.
Do you have any particular lyrical themes?
We don’t subscribe to a set context, we take influence from life experiences and explore the feeling and impacts they bring to individuals, Ghost & Shadow our debut explored the subject of family’s and distance or separation of loved ones, our second single explored the subject of addiction and in this case alcohol and the struggles. We write in a way that can be translated into each individual own experience.
What’s your live show like? How many shows have you played?
This Is a big thing about Seek Harbour as the project was truly structured and developed during the lockdowns, we have never actually played a show yet, we have been limited to writing digitally and file sharing as members. We are all excited to take our music to the stage and preform for all our new fans, we are overwhelmed by the support we have gained online and can’t wait to turn this in to a personal experience live with so much built up energy and excitement.
What’s the wildest thing you’ve seen or done at a live show?
As we have never performed as yet, I can only tell you what I am excited to see. As a vocalist I’m excited to see so much energy in the crowd with singing and dancing, I’m excited to get close to the fans when we preform and interact with them within venues.
Growing up I was known to stage dive and party hard so let’s hope we keep venues and crowds are still as energetic when venues are back open.
What kit do you use / guitars do you play / etc.?
Where we have been limited to home studios, we have had the chance to play around with sounds and equipment to work on our sound, currently Cee Jay (Guitars) uses PRS & Fender guitars, Fender Amplification for effects he is currently running Electro-Harmonix & Drawner Prince. Simon (Drums) is using a Tama Slarclassic kit, Sabian & Zildjian Cymbals, Vic firth sticks.
What, if anything, are you plugging/promoting at the moment?
At the moment we are promoting our current single “Sleepless Water”’ which is available on most streaming sites including iTunes, Amazon & many more. You can also watch our music videos on YouTube. All information and links can be found on our social media @seekharbour
What are your plans for the next 6 months or so?
We are currently writing new material for upcoming studio sessions, with focus being on the near future due to unpredictable months ahead we can not 100% confirm dates but we look to be in the studio at the beginning of 2021, we are excited to get new music out to all the fans and new fans. The big step will be to then look at getting out to shows as I’m sure everyone shares my excitement for this.
If you were second on a three-band bill, which band would you love to be supporting and which band would you choose to open for you? A chance to plug someone you’ve toured with, or a mate’s band we’ve not heard of before!
A that’s a good question but also a tough one as there are so many talented bands out there that mean so much to us as a band and individuals. My (LOZ) personal line up would have to be …… ahhh it’s a tough one but Seek harbour/Nevertel & Acres in no particular order.