Seafret release new single and EP title track ‘Monsters’ on August 10th through Kobalt. They made a welcome return in August after a 2-year hiatus, with the release of EP taster track ‘Can’t Look Away’, described by CLASH as “a stirring piece of folk-hewn songwriting.” The Bridlington duo, Jack Sedman and Harry Draper, return with an even bigger and bolder sound as highlighted on the rousing track ‘Monsters’.
Speaking about the new single Seafret say;“We’re very excited to announce the release of our latest track ‘Monsters’. We’ve had this song in the bag for a little while now and after playing it live have been itching to release it. We have gone slightly darker in production in comparison to the music we’ve previously released as we felt it best complimented the track. The songs we’ve selected for our forthcoming EP were chosen to show our followers the different types of music we’re working on while creating our second album. Excited to hear what people think of this one.”
‘Monsters’ is taken from the EP of the same title, which will be released on September 7th and was produced and co-written with Ross Hamilton at Rocket Science Recording Studios, Glasgow.
Discussing the EP, they say: “In contrast to our debut album that was recorded in London, we’ve recorded all the new music up in Scotland. By once again removing ourselves from our comfort zone we feel it’s had a great effect on the music and kept it exciting for us. We’ll always only put out music that feels honest to us but by changing our surroundings we feel it’s made us produce music that sounds fresh and new.”
The band recently announced a run of live dates taking in the UK, Austria, Holland, Poland, Czech Republic and Russia.
18 August – FM4 Frequency Festival, Austria
24 August – The View from The Shard (w/ Amber Run), The Shard, London UK
25 August – The Brave Festival, Amsterdam, Holland
21 September – Hebden Bridge Trades Club, Hebden Bridge, UK
22 September – Hemelvaart Bier Café, Ayton, UK
27 September – Omeara, London, UK
28 September – The Cookie, Leicester, UK
29 September – The Arts Centre Festival, Pocklington, UK
12 October –Tama, Poznan, Poland
13 October – Proxima, Warsaw, Poland
14 October – Kwadrat, Krakow, Poland
16 October – Storm, Prague, Czech Republic
17 October – MMC, Bratislava, Czech Republic
18 October – Fleda, Brno, Czech Republic
1 November – Atlas, Kiev, Russia
2 November – Brugge, Minsk, Russia
3 November – The Place, St Petersburg, Russia
4 November – Aglomerat, Moscow, Russia
5 November – Ben Hall, Yekaterinburg, Russia
Seafret’s emotive debut album ‘Tell Me It’s Real’, released in 2016 through Sweet Jane Recordings / Columbia Records spurred some huge singles including ’Oceans’ which was nominated for a VMA and featured Game of Thrones actor Maisie Williams, ‘Wildfire’ and ‘Atlantis’ to name a few. They’ve clocked up over 150 million streams on Spotify and over 150 million views on YouTube and toured with the likes of Hozier, James Bay, Kodaline and Jake Bugg not to mention their own headline tours.