Artist info

Genre

Indie, Pop, Punk, Rock


Tags

mathrock


band members

Josh Coxon, Michael Ellul, Ben Stimpson, Tobias Young, Justin Parslow


Bio

Seahorse Divorce came together in 2012 from the remnants of bands that had kicked around certain circles of Brisbane's DIY scene for some time. Without a specific agenda or vision, the band’s main creative impetus stems from a desire to write unconventional music that sails on ever-shifting tides of influence and inspiration, but that is interesting and pleasing to hear and see. Blind faith is placed in the belief that the idiosyncrasies of each member will hopefully add up to something greater than the sum of the parts, and any evolution from existing musical traditions will serve the music rather than define it.

Releasing a warmly received LP in 2013, followed by a 7" earlier in 2014, Seahorse Divorce have undertaken treks along the Greater East Coast and New Zealand, performing mostly with other bands that encompass similar DIY ethics or unfixed musical approaches.

In the winter of 2014 the band decamped to Airlock Studios on the outer rims of Brisbane to record an EP with esteemed engineer Yanto Browning (The Medics, Mosman Alder, Art of Sleeping). The resultant "Public Transport Fantasy Sequence" EP is six tracks of rousing, intricate and vibrant music coupled with lyrical themes of memory, lust, societal pressures, self-determination and illusion. A marked departure from the music of their debut release, Public Transport Fantasy Sequence sees these five musicians move more boldly and confidently into a territory that they one day hope to call their own.

In July 2016 SD released "Now", their second full length album and also their last. Now, was recorded once again with Yanto Browning at Underground Studios in West End, Brisbane. Now moves further away from the first self titled album's "raw" appointments and encompasses a sound that is more mature and settled.

Review

Review by Max Quinn Max Quinn

03 Aug 2016

Triple J
40

I'm sad you're breaking up but I'm happy you left us a parting gift that includes the word "uncouth". You are the most couth band going.

I'm sad you're breaking up but I'm happy you left us a parting gift that includes the word "uncouth". You are the most couth band going.

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

15 Jan 2015

Triple J
45

Really strong showing from the SD guys. This is a nervy little thing that flitters between punctuated rhythms and floaty moments.

Really strong showing from the SD guys. This is a nervy little thing that flitters between punctuated rhythms and floaty moments.

Review

Review by Max Quinn Max Quinn

13 Jan 2015

Triple J
45

The problem I have with some Math rock is that it's overtly too clever for it's own good. This isn't like that at all - it's just straight up clever. New faves!

The problem I have with some Math rock is that it's overtly too clever for it's own good. This isn't like that at all - it's just straight up clever. New faves!