Ambitious Australian trio SEEKAE never fail to sky-rocket in all their endeavours. Their infectious debut The Sound Of Trees Falling On People released on Rice Is Nice in 2008 seemed hard to beat.
However, after changing their scope on what their new album was to become, they produced +DOME, a dignified, compelling and mature work of art. Each track on the emotive album offers a different experience, as depicted by tracks such as the heart-wrenching vocals on ‘You’ll,’ the glistening melancholy of ‘Mingus,’ and the intriguing haunt of ‘Reset Head.’ Since the release of +DOME, Seekae have received nothing but mountains of respect and gratitude, particularly internationally.
Mojo Magazine, LA Times, LA Music Blog and The Fader all had nice things to say about the band and the new album. Not to mention scoring Mojo‘s title as Electronic Album of the Month and being placed at number five in LA Music’s Top Ten Avant Garde Releases of 2011.
The success of their second LP also saw them touring Japan, America, England and Europe before returning home to play a sold out show at the Sydney Opera House as a part of Sydney’s Vivid Festival. It was this particular gig that showcased the group’s incessant growth as they played with an eight-piece string ensemble. They also introduced to their crowd a charming new component to the sounds of Seekae-incorporating lyrics to their songwriting and live vocals. It was due to this that they were invited back to the Opera House to perform a live version of ‘Yech’ in order for it to be filmed. With a backdrop of Sydney Harbour at sunrise, the unreleased track was entered with warmth and colour.
The band continue to keep busy after just announcing that they will be playing an Australian tour along the East Coast from late August to early September. The tour will showcase both old and new Seekae tracks and will be supported by Kangaroo Skull and Thomas William.
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FRIDAY 31 AUGUST
The Corner Hotel, Melbourne
SATURDAY 1 SEPTEMBER
The Zoo, Brisbane
THURSDAY 6 SEPTEMBER
The Basement, Sydney
FRIDAY 7 SEPTEMBER
The Basement, Sydney
Words by Hannah Galvin