SEAFEVER ANNOUNCE SPECIAL HOMETOWN SHOW

 

 

 

RIDING THE LOW + DEATHRETRO
+ STEPHEN & GILLIAN (NEW ORDER)
+ CHRIS HAWKINS (BBC 6 MUSIC)
18th JUNE @ GORILLA, MANCHESTER
 
SEA FEVER will be performing at a special one-off hometown show @ Gorilla on 18th June 2022. 
 
A breath-taking new band fronted by Iwan Gronow (Haven, Johnny Marr) on vocals and guitars alongside singer Bethany Cassidy (Section 25), SEA FEVER fuses intelligent electronics with classic melodies and chiming guitars, underpinned by soaring, hypnotic strings. Formed in 2019, the band also features New Order’s Tom Chapman and Phil Cunningham – with Tom on bass, guitars, synths and programming, and Phil on guitars. Powering the band’s pulsing beats is Elliot Barlow, who is joined on the band’s first studio outing by New Order drummer, Stephen Morris.
 
 
A sum of all their parts, SEA FEVER’s resultant sound is one of upbeat pop that makes waves alongside wistful descending minor chords and surf guitars. Teutonic rhythms kling and klang their way against echoing layers of melancholy and hope. Explaining how SEA FEVER came together, Iwan says:
 
 
“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.”
 
 
Releasing ‘Folding Lines’ in 2021, SEA FEVER delivered a ten-track debut album representative of a band instinctively working together; effortlessly exciting and equally timeless. Including recent singles ‘De Facto’, ‘Crossed Wires’, and the title-track ‘Folding Lines’, the album earned support from key tastemaker titles including BBC 6 Music, Louder Than War, God Is In The TV and more. 
 
 
“It felt like we were really free to explore the kinds of music that have always inspired us,” says Tom of the album, “we dug right through the record crates of our minds to shape the sound of SEA FEVER.”
 
 
In 2022, SEA FEVER have fleshed out their live sound and are planning a special show at Gorilla on 18th June. Featuring a headline set from the band to a hometown crowd, the night will also feature a billing of very special guests…
 
 
Friends and collaborators – Stephen and Gillian of New Order – will perform a DJ set in support, plus Chris Hawkins of BBC6 fame will also be introducing the band. In addition, Riding The Low – the musical project of Paddy Considine, Chris Baldwin, Dan Baker, Rich Eaton, and Conor Smith – plus Cumbrian formed post/punks Deathretro will also be performing on the evening. Tickets are on sale now. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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My life is a soundtrack, i track my life through music, photography is my passion, my escape, my expression. Without both i have pieces missing, thankfully i'm blessed and get to combine both. Born in Manchester, lived in Australia for 22 years where i was heavily involved in the Australian Music Industry, firstly in bands (Singer) and then managing bands (all original), I moved back to the UK, Wales specifically 10 years ago and married my childhood sweetheart and life is good.

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