Artist info

Genre

Indie, Punk, Rock


Sounds like

Either the world's saddest party or the world's happiest funeral.


band members

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


Influences

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


Website

lukeseymoup.com

Bio

Melbourne’s busiest man in punk, Luke Seymoup, was once described as “weird but cool” by WWE Superstar, Zack Ryder. This summary encapsulates Luke’s eccentricity, earnestness, humour and talent in a mere three words. With a sound that could be compared to a “punked-up” They Might Be Giants or as My Chemical Romance as filtered through the mind of Evan Dando, Luke has spent the last decade prolifically releasing music that mixes elements of punk, ska, indie and heartland rock.

Using music as a form of catharsis, Luke writes bittersweet music for outsiders and oddballs. His lyrical tales of pain and suffering are set to upbeat, danceable music to help people feel good about feeling awful.

Backed by his 4-piece band of misfits, Luke released his debut LP “The Professional” in 2017. Since then, he has embarked on multiple tours of Australia and released a barrage of diverse and unexpected records, all sounding characteristically Seymoup, that have endeared him to his fans and supporters. These include the all-ukulele mini-LP “Uke Seymoup” (2018), Ska-Opera “Burnett Street” (2018) and Nintendo-Punk concept album, “Poke’Gods” (2019).

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

29 Jul 2021

Triple J
35

Luke embraces this ode to being average with a cheerful charm. It sounds like the most melodic band at your favourite pub.

Luke embraces this ode to being average with a cheerful charm. It sounds like the most melodic band at your favourite pub.