Describe your music in three words.
Rock’s not dead.
How did Seabass come to where you are today?
We’ve all played together over the last few years in a number of different projects spanning many genres. Kyrie, Annie and Flik were the session muso’s for Pussy Riot in 2019, Annie had started writing some stuff for a new project and that was the catalyst for wanting to play some loud music together. Annie used to stalk Flik at jazz gigs when Flik was in uni and Annie was still in school because it was super rare back in those days to see someone who wasn’t a dude absolutely slaying the bass.
Favourite music memory?
Our favourite music memory as a group would have to have been receiving the APRA AMCOS Emily Burrows Award at the 2020 SAM Awards and Annie’s joke of an acceptance speech.
Another favourite is a fun photo shoot we did with Lauren Connelly for Aus Music T-shirt Day last year, we got all our Australian Music t-shirts and it all descended into chaos throwing t-shirts around and crawling through each other’s legs.
A cute memory was also hopping into Ryan’s ute, cruising around picking up fries and coke at a number of spots, going through a carwash whilst doing the final ‘car listen’ test of our EP ‘Always Kidding’, at the end of 2020.
What influences your music?
We are all big fans of Tropical Fuck Storm - the grooves, the guitars. Annie is the chief songwriter and takes influence from TFS, Hayley Mary and Kings of Leon. The songs often start very intimately - singer songwriter style and then get very loosely demoed and brought to the band to flesh out and made BIG.
What do you love about the music scene in Adelaide?
The sense of community is the best. The scene has really shifted over the past ten years and, although it still has growing to do, is moving toward a safer and more inclusive industry.
What can we expect from your Foyer Fridays set? Will you be debuting any new music?
The same old rambunctious guitars. If we rehearse before the show we may have some new stuff nutted out. Otherwise, it’ll be our EP start to finish and a couple other SEABASS favourites.
What are you most excited about your upcoming gig at Woodville Town Hall?
Woodville Town Hall is such a beautiful venue, one of the few positives of the impacts to the music industry has been the opportunity to play in some larger venues due to capacity restrictions.
Foyer Fridays Main Hall Sessions
Friday 22nd October, 7pm
Tickets are $20 from Humanitix