The Seamonsters are a band whose name keeps cropping up left, right and centre in the past 12 months, and with their most recent single ‘Blue Movie Baby’, I’ll be making sure they stick around in my ears for the foreseeable future.
Starting 2019, when I think of female lead pop/rock/indie, I’m immediately drawn to Yonaka as a point of comparison, whose past two EPs exploded the 4-piece into the world’s eyes.
I don’t want to do this to The Seamonsters because, in my opinion, their new single is more than something that’s just ‘comparable’ to another band’s successes. It’s a delicate, but at the same time, rocking pop-infused indie nugget of wonderfulness that should rightly be allowed its own spotlight. These six ladies have carved out a sound that makes sense, but it’s also one that I can see flexibility within. It’s almost like with ‘Blue Movie Baby’, The Seamonsters have fully developed their sound, nicely wedged into a pocket of inventive indie-pop.
Delicate guitars surrounded by warming vocals, layered with these ethereal harmonies, and then fast paced raging indie are knitted together. And repeat. It’s fun, well-written, and a likeable sound that sticks around in your head long after you’ve finished listening to it.
And that’s exactly what this band are: incessant upon getting in your lugholes and staying there for days to come. It’s a good job this track’s a belter then, ‘cause it’d be irritating as hell if it weren’t!