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November 2019

Sea Girls: "The biggest perk of being in a band? Being able to pretend I'm cool"

London four-piece Sea Girls make the kind of absurdly catchy guitar pop it's impossible to shift from your noggin.
Published: 7:11 am, September 26, 2017
Sea Girls: "The biggest perk of being in a band? Being able to pretend I'm cool"
Hey Henry, when did you first realise you wanted to make music? Did you have a musical upbringing?
I think I realised as soon as I was conscious of its existence. My mother was a DJ in her youth, and we had music playing in the house constantly - stuff like The Beatles, Elvis, the Stones, Sinatra and a lot of prog and classical music also.

Where are you all from, and how did Sea Girls get together?
We are from Leicestershire, Lincolnshire and Kent. I was the singer in a band with Oli, and he fronted another band with Andrew and Rory as they were all living in London for university. When I moved down to London, it made sense to join up when both our drummers went elsewhere. Oli took up the drums, and we all started making music together.

What has been the highlight of your time as a musician so far?
Our EP Launch in June was phenomenal. Playing a sold out show and having a whole room singing gave me such a high. We had moshing; I got in the crowd, I loved it. The room was electric and we all just smashed through the gig on the energy.

"pull" text="My mum was a DJ.

What's the biggest perk of being in a band?
Probably being able to pretend I'm cool.

What do you most enjoy writing about, and what's the best song you've ever written?
I like writing when I'm in a mood; I try to channel that. I embrace being capricious; I write about being immature, jealous or confident. I quite like writing songs that I'm embarrassed about what I'm saying because it isn't dignified. Sometimes I listen back and think, I don't like that guy.
The best song I've ever written was probably the second one I ever wrote. It was the day after Whitney Huston died. I called it, ‘Who Will Write All The Songs (Now Whitney You're Gone)'. I just strung lots of her themes along lyrically. It made no sense, including the title, but I really liked it.

What are you guys working on at the moment?
We are writing, recording and releasing tracks.

"pull" text="I like writing when I'm in a mood.

What's the most exciting thing you have planned for over the next few months?
We are playing our second London headline show at the Lexington on 18th September, and then we're doing a mini-tour of festivals every weekend after that. We will also be filming a couple more music videos.

Anything else we should know?
You should know that we love you and we are playing a Live at Leeds Ones To Watch show at the Wardrobe in Leeds on 30th September, playing Neighbourhood Festival on 7th October, and then SWN Festival in Cardiff on 21st October.

Taken from the October issue of Dork, out now. Sea Girls' single 'Lost' is out now.

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