A breath-taking new band fronted by Iwan Gronow (Haven, Johnny Marr) on vocals and guitars alongside singer Bethany Cassidy (Section 25), SEA FEVER fuses intelligent electronics with classic melodies and chiming guitars, underpinned by soaring, hypnotic strings. Formed in 2019, the band also features New Order’s Tom Chapman and Phil Cunningham - with Tom on bass, guitars, synths and programming, and Phil on guitars. Powering the band’s pulsing beats is Elliot Barlow, who is joined on the band’s first studio outing by New Order drummer, Stephen Morris.
A sum of all their parts, SEA FEVER’s resultant sound is one of upbeat pop that makes waves alongside wistful descending minor chords and surf guitars. Teutonic rhythms kling and klang their way against echoing layers of melancholy and hope.
In 2022, SEA FEVER have fleshed out their live sound and are planning a special show at Gorilla on 18th June. Featuring a headline set from the band to a hometown crowd, the night will also feature a billing of very special guests…
Friends and collaborators - Stephen and Gillian of New Order - will perform a DJ set in support, plus Chris Hawkins of BBC6 fame will also be introducing the band. In addition, Riding The Low - the musical project of Paddy Considine, Chris Baldwin, Dan Baker, Rich Eaton, and Conor Smith - plus Cumbrian formed post/punks Deathretro will also be performing on the evening. Tickets are on sale now.
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