Single Review: Seasfire – Heartbeat

By on Tuesday, 10th July 2012 at 1:00 pm
 

Forming last year in the depths of a Bristol bedroom, four lads started spinning tunes by Burial and Echo and the Bunnymen. This face-first dive into eclectic minimalism led to the melancholy melodies that Seasfire are gradually beginning to hone and call their own. As a follow-up to their debut single ‘Falling’, ‘Heartbeat’ is an evocative and haunting journey into the twists and turns of love.

Clocking in at just under 4 minutes, Seasfire’s trip-hoppy beats and the Weeknd rhythms delve into the darker and ethereal realms of synthpop that are often overlooked by the mainstream musos. But despite its apparent bleakness, 6music, XFM and BBC Introducing are all fans of Seasfire and their emotive lo-fi gloom. Josh Thorn’s vocals whisper softly a la Benjamin Francis Leftwich and intertwine with the whooshing synth in the vein of jj…only more masculine. It’s a prime example of the sombre, heartfelt music that Britain is capable of producing while the majority of music fans are too busy dealing with strumming an acoustic guitar and saying “yeah!”

7/10

‘Heartbeat’, the second single from Bristol outfit Seasfire, is out now on Distant Records.

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