Sea Pinks, Silverbacks
25 May 2017 (21:00)
Sea Pinks from Belfast will release their sixth album 'Watercourse' in seven years on May 26th on CF Records.
Sea Pinks don't know when to stop. A band who seem to eat, sleep, and breathe music, the Northern Irish group have almost insane levels of productivity. Recently stepping back into the studio - y'know, just to see what happens - they emerged with a clutch of perfectly formed noise pop jams. “We’re a singles band hell-bent on making albums,” says singer Neil Brogan. “We went in for a couple of days. Then it was a couple more and a couple more, and by autumn we had about 16 songs recorded, which we eventually pared down to ten”. New album 'Watercourse' is the result. 'Into Nowhere', their first single, is a taut return, all muscle and sinew with Sea Pinks applying a minimalist mindset to their vintage indie pop.
Sea Pinks Sea Pinks are a three piece from Belfast, Northern Ireland who play melodic, bittersweet guitar pop. Originally conceived in 2010 as the solo project of singer/ guitarist Neil Brogan (ex- Girls Names), the band became a three piece in 2013 when bassist Steven Henry and drummer Davey Agnew joined full time. Eschewing the lo-fi, DIY aesthetic of the first three LPs (on which Brogan played virtually everything himself), Soft Days (2016) is their most fully realised record to date and was shortlisted for the Northern Ireland Music Prize as well as receiving critical acclaim from the likes of Q (4*s), Uncut (7/10) and The Line of Best Fit (8/10). Sea Pinks have built a reputation as a formidable live act over the years. Most recently in 2016 they toured the UK and Ireland with major UK festival appearances at Green Man and others this summer. The band has a strong following in Europe, with recent shows in Madrid, Paris and a tour of Italy which culminated in a mountain top performance in Padova in May 2015. The new album is scheduled to be released in May 2017.
Praise for Soft Days:
“A genuine joy." **** Q
"Terrific... catchy, fuzzy pop." Uncut
"Akin to The Go-Betweens if they were born in a slightly colder climate." Clash
“Take all the best aspects of outsider pop from the last decades and you've got Soft Days." London in Stereo
"A classic pop album - no bombast or synthetic emotion here but plenty of lilting
psych and bittersweet lyrics to melt your heart." Louder than War