Artist info

Genre

Electronic, Indie, Pop, Rock


Sounds like

The National, Sufjan Stevens, Radiohead, Nick Cave, The Smith Street Band, Coldplay, Missy Higgins


band members

Dougal James, Ben Fleming, Matt Si, Lucas Wilson-Harrison, Cian Bennet, Hannah McKittrick


Unearthed artists we like

Hannah Kate, SMURM, Tram Cops, Hoi Palloi


Website

thesunkensea.bandcamp.com

Bio


The Sunken Sea are a brooding art rock band from Melbourne. 


Featuring members of Melbourne stalwarts Hannah Kate, Hoi Palloi, Tram Cops and Paper Tapir, the large collective of trained musicians creates music with sincerity and soul that makes your heart swell.

Led by the turbulent lyrics and powerful baritone vocals of songwriter and bassist Dougal James, they forge syrupy harmonies and intricate rhythms that evolve and undulate in powerful and unexpected ways.

Review

Review by Max Quinn Max Quinn

16 Aug 2019

Triple J
40

this is so fkn great and smart and the images are so vivid. need to see this band live.

this is so fkn great and smart and the images are so vivid. need to see this band live.

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

02 May 2019

Triple J
35

Big, journeying stuff from The Sunken Sea. Feels like an emo sea shanty.

Big, journeying stuff from The Sunken Sea. Feels like an emo sea shanty.

Review

Review by Max Quinn Max Quinn

17 Apr 2019

Triple J
40

It's pretty rare to hear considered arrangements like this from independent artists on Unearthed. Strings, horns, keys, bass, all moving independently but together. it's so full and so rich. You are super good.

It's pretty rare to hear considered arrangements like this from independent artists on Unearthed. Strings, horns, keys, bass, all moving independently but together. it's so full and so rich. You are super good.