Artist info

Genre

Indie, Electronic


band members

Trent Grenell - guitars, vocals, percussion, keys; Kyle Grenell - Guitars, percussion, bass, keys; Eddie Garven - bass, guitars; Stephanie Setz - Melodica, metalaphone, keys, bass, backing vocals; Antony Martin - Keys, guitars, bass; Sean Kelleher - drums, horns, backing vocals.


Bio

Ambitious, exciting, and always looking for new answers to the eternal questions of life, love and all thats in-between, the Seabellies are unique. Swapping instruments throughout the set, the bands onstage presence is akin to bands like Architecture in Helsinki, Broken Social Scene and the Go! Team those who refuse to be boxed into the traditions of four beat rocknroll. The Seabellies have established themselves within the Newcastle, Sydney, Wollongong, Brisbane and Melbourne music scenes, playing at such venues as The Hopetoun, The Annandale, The Esplanade, The Troubadour, the Oxford Tavern and of course the mighty Cambridge. The 'Bellies have also supported artists such as Augie March, Something For Kate, Softlightes (US), Evermore (NZ), Dan Kelly, The Veils (UK) Expatriate and The Cops. To add to their great fortunes The Seabellies have featured in lineups such as Australia's very first V FESTIVAL alongside artists including Beck, Soulwax, Jarvis Cocker, Pet Shop Boys, The Pixies, Gnarls Barkley, The Rapture, Pheonix and many more. The Seabellies have also been on the bill for The Essential festival (feat. Gerling and Dappled Cities), Strikeback (feat. The Sleepy Jackson, Josh Pyke, Wolf and Cub) and Peats Ridge Festival (feat. Bluebottle Kiss, iOTA, Pivot). Along the way the 'bellies have won the NationalGarage to V Competition, beating 433 other bands nationally, the Newcastle University Band Competition and The Newcastle Music Week Industry Showcase Competition. Amongst this the 'bellies found time to record their debut EP 'Wave Your Fingers To Make The Winters' with Chris Townend (Augie March, Art Of Fighting, The Valentinos, Portishead) and assistant engineers Simon Berkfinger and Bourke Reid from Gerling and is out now, and into its second run!

Review

Reviewed by Richard Kingsmill Richard Kingsmill

05 Mar 2007

Triple J
30

Hate reading influences sometimes. You suspect Arcade Fire, but when you see it listed you think less of a band sometimes. Like they're too influenced by them or something. Anyways, these guys sound OK. Would like to hear more of their stuff, as this track shows they know how to put some good ideas together.

Hate reading influences sometimes. You suspect Arcade Fire, but when you see it listed you think less of a band sometimes. Like they're too influenced by them or something. Anyways, these guys sound OK. Would like to hear more of their stuff, as this track shows they know how to put some good ideas together.

Review

Reviewed by Chris Scaddan Chris Scaddan

16 Mar 2007

Triple J
30

Another good band from Newcastle. Soft electronic pop, in a totally organic way. Very suited to your Softlightes support. Congrats on the V Festival win too. This song is good, but c'mon guys, put up 'Song We Don't Speak Of' - a much better tune that shows off what you are capable of doing.

Another good band from Newcastle. Soft electronic pop, in a totally organic way. Very suited to your Softlightes support. Congrats on the V Festival win too. This song is good, but c'mon guys, put up 'Song We Don't Speak Of' - a much better tune that shows off what you are capable of doing.

Review

Reviewed by Zan Rowe Zan Rowe

19 Mar 2007

Triple J
40

Very pretty stuff, I like the chord change in the chorus, and the way it kicks in almost halfway through to that bigger, more lush sound. Are Arcade Fire the new black? Regardless, this is a tops tune.

Very pretty stuff, I like the chord change in the chorus, and the way it kicks in almost halfway through to that bigger, more lush sound. Are Arcade Fire the new black? Regardless, this is a tops tune.