Blog Sound of 2013 long list nominees Seasfire returned to the fray this week with new single Oh Lucifer and it’s a bit of a devil. Less dreamy and lights turned down at 3am than their previous work, Oh Lucifer assaults with frazzling guitar riffs that get closer to the territory of bands like Muse or parts of the second (rather disappointing) Hurts LP. The electronic throbs and pulses are still there but with Oh Lucifer they’re taking a backseat.
Thumbs up to Seasfire for taking looking like a rock band seriously as well; leather jackets and fancy skew-whiff haircuts appear to now all be present. They’re not quite there yet though; Seasfire still need to get their shades on, whatever the weather, to become true connoisseurs of stereotyped rock cool and lead singer Josh is going to have to look less happy and more serious in these photo shoots. Josh, we know the ladies love a glint in the eye and the hint of a smile, but we're not here for that Ok?
If you want your ears pulverised by these riffs there are a couple of opportunities coming up. Seasfire play sexy Madame Jo Jo’s in London’s Soho alongside Curxes, Tourist and The New Union on the 7th May (grab your tickets here now) and they have also been added to the bill of the Great Escape Festival in Brighton, playing a late night set at Coalition on Friday 17th May at Coalition with Clean Bandit and Rainy Milo.
Seasfire - Oh..Lucifer