The Seabellies – ‘Song We Don’t Speak Of’ (mp3)
I once got an SMS from one of my mates saying “Come down to the Hopetoun and watch the Seabells play. It’s the finals fo the Fasterlouder comp”. So I jumped on fasterlouder.com.au and searched for this band called the Seabells (the comp was to win a spot on the Australian V Festival lineup) and I couldn’t find them. And he kept raving about them. And then I found out they were called The Seabellies.
Pointless story sure. I don’t care. It’s my blog. Needless to say, these guys are awesome. Jonno Seidler, former Who the Hell cohort, is a big fan of The Seabellies. I’ve never seen them live, but I will endeavour to do so very soon. There’s six members in the band, but they each play about a thousand instruments each – just check out the list on their MySpace site! Don’t you just hate multi-talented people? I hear they even swap instruments during their sets. That’s cool.
They’re just unleashed their debut EP Wave Your Fingers To Make The Winters and I’m itching to grab a copy. Their style is maybe what you’d call baroque pop: layered indie pop rock tunes, channelling 60s Beach Boys with a dab of Brian Eno. Think Arcade Fire, Broken Social Scene, Architecture in Helsinki, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah but not as aggressive (and in the case of CYHSY, much better singing). They’re doing a handful of East Coast Australia dates, so keep an eye out for them and make sure you go see them.