Premiere: Meet The Sea Gypsies and their life-affirming new single, Stronger
The Central Coast lads are about to embark on a big tour as well.
The Sea Gypsies are a busy bunch of boys right at this moment. Currently in the midst of working on their debut album with producer Jack Nigro (Sarah Blasko, Ian Moss, DZ Deathrays), they've got a new single - Stronger - coming out tomorrow and a tidy little run of tour dates to celebrate it. And that's just this year, following on from playings festivals like Beyond The Valley and Lost Paradise, along with supporting Aussie legends such as Paul Kelly, Gang Of Youths and The Preatures. With that single officially dropping tomorrow, we're stoked to run it out a day early with a little Q&A with the band to get to know 'em a little better. Check it all out below:
Tell us about about yourselves?
Five guys from the Central Coast, we met through all different people really. We’re always on the road and love to get surf trip in whenever we can. Being on tour so much, we come up with a lot of inspiration for our songs whilst on tour.
What kinda tunes we talkin’?
Mix between Fergie and Jesus.
Can you tell us about your new single, Stronger?
This song has been trying to come out of me for many years... I made this riff when I was 22 and I haven't been able to put lyrics down until now, at 30 years. Stronger is a reflection of my life and the ups and downs I went through in my 20s. I wrote the lyrics and hook for this track but we all really dip our fingers into the pie.
It's about standing up, not allowing your past to get in the way, breaking through boundaries and "running with the storm" - not fighting it. Life will always have its ups and downs but it' our choice what we do with it. I wanted to create this song to make people feel empowered. My band really helped me shape this into the power ballad it is and we’re all very proud of it.
This one also has some pretty cool people on the track, we had the violin player from I know Leopard, Jenny McCullagh, who featured on Gang Of Youths' triple j Like A Version. We had the Cello player from Montaigne’s band Gus Gardiner play on the track for us also!
Any shows coming up?
Yeah we are checking out some new towns:
Fri 6 Apr - The Chippendale Hotel, Sydney
Sat 7 Apr - Bateau Bay Hotel, Central Coast
Sun 8 Apr - North Wollongong Hotel, Wollongong
Thu 12 Apr - The Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle
Sat 14 Apr - The Northern, Byron Bay
Sun 15 Apr - Shore Club Sessions, Coffs Harbour
What’s the rest of the year have in store?
We have the East Coast tour coming up in April off the back of the single. We are also currently working on a massive album going for over eight tracks but just figuring it all out. Can’t tell you all of our secrets, but it’s going to be big boys.
Where can we hear more of your music?