Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Seabirds - Real Tears 7"

Like the Robin Hood of legend, Nottingham quintet Seabirds are here to steal your heart, and perhaps a bit of your money.  Perhaps I was too harsh -- it isn't stealing if you get something of value in return.  In this case, Seabirds provide two top class indie pop songs, "Real Tears" and "Oh Buoy".  There is an engaging familiarity about these songs, with the energetically playeded guitars -- fuzz alternating with picking -- sincere lead vocals and excellent harmonies.  The layered guitars have enough heft to dodge the twee tag despite the sweet hooks, and there is a complimentary similarity to Belle & Sebastian and, especially in the second song, Teenage Fanclub.  This is an extremely well-crafted debut release, and emphasizes the joy of collecting quality music in small batches.

The Real Tears 7" is available on blue vinyl or digital download from Matinee Recordings.

Matinee Recordings page for 7"

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