You know how when going to a gig, especially the great ones, you want to listen to that band again straight after leaving? I wasn’t able to do that with a few I attended as I was on Seafret mode for so long.
I had read about them quite a few times on Postmodern Mixtape and I knew the writer really loved them so I thought I’d give them a listen and subsequently texted [PMM’s blogger] Zaira: “I don’t know if I slit my wrists or if I buy a concert ticket” (as they had a London gig coming up as part of their “Tell Me It’s Real” Tour).
I often complain people don’t write like Bob Dylan anymore and nowadays a lot of the audience doesn’t even seem to care that most chart hits have very stupid lyrics. They might not be Dylan (I mean, who comes even close?!), but their lyrics hit straight in the heart. I mean, they make me want to fall in love! (*changes record to Metallica*)
Obviously, I didn’t slit my wrists and I can’t even remember why I said that! I was probably in a shitty mood and in need of some more upbeat music. So much that I didn’t realise, the fact that their sound is more chilled and lofi, didn’t mean the songs were depressing nor sad.
I did buy a ticket in the end and realised how uplifting their music actually is! Jack’s voice is out of this world stunning and Harry is the perfect bandmate to make up this ridiculously exciting up-and-coming duo.
I cannot remember the last time I saw a crowd so mesmerised by an emerging band like the one for Seafret. Actually, I do, it was Coasts and it was boring because they sound exactly like Two Door Cinema Club while Seafret sounds like no one but themselves. Their music is pure pop, don’t get me wrong. One of my favourites, “Skimming Stones”, is 100% pop formula but they manage to, well, running the risk of sounding like a moronic X Factor judge, “make it their own”.
We hung out after the gig for a chat and they are such nice guys! And actually quite diplomatic while dealing with drunk groupies. I followed PMM and completely fell in love with them too.
Oh! Most importantly, not only they DO NOT have the same set every gig (I know they’ve only got an album, but still…) but they played my favourite song which I like to think was because I tweeted them the night before asking for it when I saw it wasn’t in previous set lists (it wasn’t because of my tweet, but don’t take the illusion away from me! A band that takes fan requests is a band that’ll live in my heart forever!).
For those of you familiar with Entourage, Jack reminds me SO much of Vincent Chase! I say the character Vin instead of the actor, Adrian Grenier, because of his attitude. Vinnie is the famous heartthrob dude who doesn’t act like a dick. He’s really friendly and polite yet confident, charming and pretty sly.
I actually tweeted that Jack could be Vincent’s younger brother tagging Adrian Grenier and he tweeted me back! The 1999 version of me was ecstatic.
Seafret’s debut album “Tell Me It’s Real” is out now and you can actually catch them at Glastonbury if you’re heading there on 22 June.