Artist / Band / Musician
Alternative / Rock / Indie
"British indie rock quartet Seafood first came to the attention of the music press via a series of limited-edition singles on the independent Fierce Panda and Kooky labels. The band had come together in 1996 when bassist Kevin Hendrick and drummer Caroline Banks spotted an advert vocalist/guitarist David Line and guitarist Charles McLeod had placed in a classified newspaper. They were signed to a short-term deal by Fierce Panda in 1997, after their fourth gig. After playing two U.K. tours and releasing the "Scorch Comfort," "Psychic Rainy Nights," and "Porchlight" singles, the Messenger in the Camp compilation was issued in late 1998. In 1999, Seafood signed a permanent deal with Fierce Panda and released their full-length debut, Surviving the Quiet. After tours supporting Llama Farmers and Idlewild, Seafood made their American debut at the CMJ Festival in New York. Successive singles -- "This Is Not an Exit," "Belt," and "Led By Bison" -- breached the U.K. Top 100 as the band continued building a solid fan base.
2001 saw Seafood recording their second album in New York with Girls Against Boys' Eli Janney handling production duties. The resulting When Do We Start Fighting. received excellent reviews in the U.K. music press. Seafood followed the release with more heavy touring, including supports with Placebo and My Vitriol. Overseas, America got their taste of Seafood when When Do We Start Fighting was issued on Nettwerk in April 2002. A subsequent tour with Dashboard Confessional and European dates with Ash and Jimmy Eat World coincided the band's stance inside the press." ~ Simon P. Ward, All Music Guide
"Cloaking," "Splinter," and "Western Battle" were the three singles released from When Do We Start Fighting, respectively. "Pleasurehead" was released as a split single with the band Jetplane Landing in June 2002.
In 2004, Seafood released the new song "Summer Falls" as a download only/promotional single. This was followed by their most successful single, "Good Reason," from their upcoming third full-length album. Seafood released their third full length album, As The Cry Flows, in May 2004. Following this release was the third single from the album, "Sleepover" in October 2004.
In September 2006, Seafood release new album Paper Crown King on Cooking Vinyl UK and on Cooking Vinyl U.S. in Feb 2007. It was recorded and produced by the band at their own London studio called "Neat Science." It was then lovingly mixed by the fair hands of Eli Janney of (Girls Against Boys) in New York on a very windy West28thSt. The album sees the guitars back up to ten yet retains the atmospheric maturity of it's predecessor with a more focused attention to dynamic song structures. After the departure with Bass player Kevin Hendrick wanting to focus more on his record label Tome, seafood set out on tour firstly with Alex Smith and then with Cahir O'Doherty (guitarist with Fighting With Wire, Jetplane Landing) on bass duties. After a successful UK tour Seafood embarked on what was to be their last ever tour of Europe and thanks to the help of long time collaborator Ben Hall managed to document the experience to tape. This will be available to buy soon.
Which brings us to a closing chapter in the bands history, Seafood have had the greatest life experiences throughout the bands 11 year run and have been lucky enough to record 4 full length albums, an Ep and countless singles, as well as tour the world, play all of the major festivals and graced the airwaves both sound and visual. All of which would have been impossible without the dedication of it's fan base and supporters throughout these heady years. Spreading the love and showing at shows.
A massive thanks to you all
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