Words by Ben Blackburn
Just when I thought I had grown tired of the much used tag line genre of ‘Post-Dubstep’, Seasfire emerged with their music at the beginning of 2012 and rejuvenated both my opinion of the genre and the genre itself. Hailing from Bristol, four piece Seasfire set the blogosphere alight with their first official release, ‘Falling’, which instantly drew comparisons to James Blake and The Weeknd. While these are lofty comparisons, the band has continued to step up to the mark and the upcoming release of their single ‘Heartbeat’ is striking evidence of that.
The band can already count the likes of Steve Lamacq and Rob Da Bank as avid fans, however it is the rapid development of a loyal fan base that has served Seasfire best, leading to the much esteemed Guardian New Band of the Day taking notice and championing the band both online and in the live arena. Behind this seemingly unwavering pubic support for the band, ‘Heartbeat’ displays a sonic progression that demonstrates a more controlled and assured mastery over the melancholic sequences and abstract melodies we have become accustomed too. Softened vocals transcend the track as it begins at it’s most stripped-back, before then slowly incorporating more instrumentation in a gentle yet impassioned climax, guiding the listener through a beautiful afterglow.
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