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Fast Five: The Sea The Sea



How did you meet and what’s the story behind your band name?

Dave and Danny (guitars) were in a previous band and when that broke up they wanted to do something new. After trying a number of singers they met Matthew and things immediately clicked. Stuart and Patrick joined after the first year of songwriting (and a couple of other members coming and going) forming the finished article.

The Sea The Sea is both a reference to the novel of the same name and the shout of the ancient Greeks when they realised they were nearly home. Above all we just liked the way it sounded.

How would you describe your music?

Indie rock with a heavy dose of atmospherics – pinching bits from post-rock, math rock and dream pop as we go. We like interesting structures and sounds but above all a good melody.

What have you been up to so far and what can we expect over the coming months?

We released four free singles in 2012 which are still freely available from our Soundcloud. These tracks had some local and national radio exposure and we got some good reviews which was encouraging. This year we have been concentrating on writing for our debut EP to be recorded this July as well as trying to play some more shows.

If you could duet with anybody who would it be and why?

Everyone in the band would give a different answer to this but I’m going to go for Thom Yorke.

What’s your desert island disc and why would you take this one album?

Stars of the Lid – And their refinement of the decline. It’s a double album and I never get tired of listening to it…either that or some massive vinyl box set so I could use the sleeves to construct a rudimentary shelter