A delightful indie-pop double!
April 17th sees two of our favourite bands take the stage for the first time, in what promises to be a serious melodic treat! Seazoo return with a brand new album, recorded at Ramsgate’s very own Big Jelly Studios, alongside the brilliantly charming Randolph’s Leap.
Two proper darlings of 6 Music’s Marc Riley… the man has serious taste!
Seazoo: “Magical indie-pop” – DIY
Randolph’s Leap: “Character to spare… with the naïve emotional appeal of Daniel Johnston” – The Scotsman
Welsh noisy indie-pop maestros Seazoo announce their return with upcoming sophomore album set for release early next year. Recorded at Big Jelly Studios with Mike Collins the group’s second full-length effort demonstrates a fresh approach and follows critically acclaimed 2018 debut LP TRUNKS, shortlisted for The Welsh Music Prize alongside acts including Gwenno, Gruff Rhys and Manic Street Preachers.
Heavily influenced by the likes of Yo La Tengo, Courtney Barnett and Grandaddy, the rousing five-piece have enjoyed significant support throughout the tastemaker community (Q Magazine, DIY, The Line Of Best Fit, Clash) and across the airwaves (BBC Radio 1, 6 Music), with their glowing reputation as an exceptional live act leading to appearances at SXSW, The Great Escape and Green Man and slots with IDLES, The Lovely Eggs and Circa Waves.
Singer-songwriter Adam Ross is the prolific mastermind behind the music of Randolph’s Leap. Hailing from the quiet sea-side town of Nairn in the north-east of Scotland, Adam has been steadily building up an eclectic back-catalogue of uplifting folk-pop – a mixture of solo home recordings and full-band studio epics. Randolph’s Leap’s sonic world is one of heart-bursting melody, funny and poignant lyrics, lo-fi fuzz and yet more melody.
With comparisons made to Jonathan Richman, Sufjan Stevens, Belle & Sebastian, The Divine Comedy, Magnetic Fields and Loudon Wainright, a cult following has grown around Adam’s memorable and evocative songs which have inspired a major theatre show and, with a trademark taste for the absurd, even featured weatherman Michael Fish in a pop video.
Seazoo: “Wobbly synths and retro-feeling guitars that sparkle with nostalgia” – The Line Of Best Fit
Randolph’s Leap: “The next generation of witty Scottish indie-pop” – The Quietus