British four-piece Sea Girls made quite some waves throughout 2019, following their incluson on the infamous BBC Sound of 2019 list at the beginning of the year. The BBC is also on board and so where a few famous big music festivals. And if you listen to the band’s latest single Ready For More you might get an idea where that comes from – Sea Girls follow the loooong tradition of British guitar bands that manage to place their sound comfortably between raw independent music spirit and slick radio pop. Just like Pulp, Kaiser Chiefs and The 1975 before them the group around charismatic frontman Henry Camamile is aiming big. And the upcoming new EP Under Exit Lights will hopefully help them to achieve that. When clever coming-of-age lyrics mees catchy hooks and create singalong anthems you get that timeless recipe for British pop that will most likely also survive the bloody Brexit.
The mighty Ready For More however is the bad apple of the new EP as Camamile explains: “It looks and sounds sweet, but it’s basically staring into this abyss of nihilistic behaviour and being scared that I couldn’t change it. This song practically embraces the slippery slope I was on.” And a certain existential notion only helps to make a song like this one even stronger, don’t you agree. Sea Girls deliver much needed youthful energy and pop musical perspective in this troubled age and we’re pretty sure that 2020 will be their year to shine even brighter.
Every Monday we’re updating the 50-track-strong Listen AHEAD Playlist on Spotify, adding ten strong songs by sill relatively unknown artists at the beginning. This week’s new picks also include fresh songs from CIEL, James Alexander Bright, The Flavians, Westerman as well as Kluster B which we already introduced you to right here. Follow the playlist right here on Spotify and give these new talents a chance.