Premiere: Seaside share another dream-pop wonder, Sycamore
With a soft, indie backing, the Byron Bay group's latest single is a dreamy number you'll want on repeat.
We've spoken pretty endlessly about dream-pop, but it's hard to not find ourselves coming back to the genre time and time again. Over the last few years, this subdued and subtle guitar-backed sound has blossomed in Australia, put forwards internationally through names like Hatchie while other bands - Byron Bay four-piece Seaside included - fly the flag more locally; intertwining soft pop hooks with guitar melodies and hazy shadings that you find yourself being able to repeat time and time and time again. Seaside are a group that we'd like to particularly shout out in this space. Since their 2018 EP Lover, We All Have Our Vices, the band have seemingly been on a non-stop roll of versatile and fleshed-out singles, starting with their first - the disco-infused Golden Girl - before Habits, released earlier this year, saw them at it again; arriving off the back of scoring the prized triple j Unearthed Splendour In The Grass competition.
Now, they're back again, keeping these dream-pop qualities and amplifying them with their new track, Sycamore. Sycamore is a little more upbeat than their discography thus far, masking a seemingly quite heavy lyrical inspiration with quirky melodies and energy, which we'll let frontwoman Darcy Dexter explain: "Life can put you in positions that make us uncomfortable," she says. "The line 'ghosts in my house' is a metaphor for allowing something/some situation to weave itself into the wires of your mind, leaving them tangled, making us feel like we’re being forced to explain ourselves."
It arrives with an official video clip, which you can watch below, and dates through June with Perth heavyweights Good Doogs, before a single launch show wraps it all up towards the end of the month. Check it all out:
Thurs, 6th June - Lion Arts Factory, Adelaide
Sat, 8th June - Stay Gold, Melbourne
Fri, 14th June - The Lansdowne, Sydney
Sat, 15th June - Brightside, Brisbane
Sat, 21st June – Northern, Byron Bay (Sycamore launch)
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