Artist info

Genre

Indie, Punk, Rock


Sounds like

If Springsteen had given "Hungry Heart" to the Ramones as originally intended.


band members

Luke Seymoup - Vocals/Guitar, Bren Kelly - Keys/Vocals, Rhys Cogley - Bass, Martyn Richmond - Drums


Influences

The Gaslight Anthem, Alkaline Trio, Motion City Soundtrack, Bruce Springsteen, Crowded House


Bio

Melbourne's Luke Seymoup wears many guises: Godfather of Punk'n'B, Badman, Ukulele Enthusiast, Herald of the Fourth Wave of Ska. He performed in Melbourne bands for over a decade before releasing his first solo record, The Professional, in 2017.

Since then, Luke has been prolific releasing 3 EPs and two standalone singles between 2018 and 2019. These include the all-ukulele record "Uke Seymoup", Ska-Opera "Burnett Street" and the Nintendo-Punk concept album "Poke'Gods". His collaborative single with Lisa De Angelis, "Hand-Me-Downs" passed 50,000 plays on Spotify in less than 6 months.

Taking influence from both his background in Punk Rock and a passion for singer-songwriters such as Bruce Springsteen and Paul Kelly; Luke's songwriting covers everything from fast-paced Punk Rock to slow, sombre ballads to rollicking Ska.

You'd probably like Luke Seymoup if you got to know him... You might not either but that's no reflection on the music he makes.

Review

Review by Claire Mooney Claire Mooney

06 Jan 2019

Triple J
35

Luke's always packed full of energy to munch on. This one's big scoop-after-big-scoop.

Luke's always packed full of energy to munch on. This one's big scoop-after-big-scoop.