Meet Seathru, the NSW teens showing promise with their new song, Good Attitude
Yet to begin their final year of high school, the Berry-based trio are an act worth keeping an eye on in the year ahead.
Header image by Pat O'Hara.
There's a plethora of talent in our next generation - that shouldn't be news to you, especially if you read Pilerats often - and every month, it seems that a handful of new artists and bands step up to prove it time and time again, solidifying a bright future as they go. Even in the last working week of the year, we've seen a fresh face emerge in regional New South Wales trio Seathru - a collection of three teenagers from South Coast town of Berry who shared a debut single earlier in the year, before following it up with a second just two weeks back.
It's not too difficult to figure out why the trio are being named one of the more promising acts of the new year. Amongst finishing off their Year 11, the trio shared a debut single in Bedsheets that seemed to introduce everything brilliant about the band in one catchy, three-minute stint, pulling from influences spread across decades of rock, punk, pop, indie and alt and condensing it down with a creativity that thrives amongst the future, and the bright minds ensuring that the future of Australian music is one of the world's most exciting.
Their second single Good Attitude proves it was no fluke either. It's a soaring, high-energy affair that captures their excitement and energy and everything that goes into fuelling that, bringing things in a pop-punk-y-meets-surf-rock direction with its feverish hooks and strong-armed riffs that dapper in their influences to Dear Seattle, WAAX and Skegss, as well as the groups that move with a more pop-like tone, such as Spacey Jane.
Go beyond that, however, and Good Attitude brings a moment of self-reflection to a group still figuring themselves out musically and personally; a snapshot into the lives of a trio that are long on their journeys but with so much more to come and so much more to give - something we're stupidly excited to see in the years ahead.
In the meantime, however, take a dive into Good Attitude below, and better get to know the trio underneath that.
Tell us about yourself?
Hey! I’m Ben and I play in a three-piece band from Berry, on the South Coast of NSW, with a couple of my mates. Our band consists of Archie on bass, Tully on drums, and myself on guitar and vocals.
What’s the ‘vibe’ music-wise?
Our sound is a bit of a mash-up of modern surf rock and 90’s-00’s pop-punk. Personally some of my biggest influences in terms of songwriting would be blink-182 and Dune Rats.
What are your production and writing processes usually like?
Usually, I write the songs just in my room on my bed. I try and get to the point where I have a solid verse, pre-chorus and chorus before I take them into the studio where we then refine the songs a bit more. When we’re in the studio we just do heaps of experimenting with different vocal harmonies and chord progressions and shit like that.
Can you tell us a bit about this new single, Good Attitude?
Good Attitude was a song I wrote last year. It’s basically about how life sometimes feels like everything is walking out the door on you, but if you hold onto what matters, and keep a good attitude, then maybe everything will be alright.
What do you have planned for 2021?
2021 will hopefully be a bigger year for us. Hopefully a few single releases and then an EP would be sick. In terms of live music we’re trying to get some bigger and better shows going. We just want to play as many shows as possible and improve our live sound.
What do you want people to take away from the project?
In the most simple way of putting it, I just want people to listen to our music and go “fuck yeah”. It’s so cool to see such a positive response from our audience, specifically young people. I think it’s so cool that even though we’re still really young, we have this awesome opportunity to share our voice with others. Unfortunately today there are so many young people my age who suffer from mental health problems like anxiety and depression etc, so a big part of the music we write is to share some positive messages, while also kinda letting people know “I’ve been there, it gets better, trust me.” It’s always super uplifting when we have people tell us that our song has made a difference in their lives, that’s the best compliment we could receive i think.
Where can we find more of your music?