SeaMussell have unearthed a seam of rich melody from britain's folklore and paired it with a forward-looking production. atmospheric and personal, 'sunny spells' sets out like a contemplative leonard cohen over a textured, swirling musical backdrop but soon takes more playful and unexpected turns, including a mystical krautrock style diversion. bandleader seamus sell conducts a mightily refined group of players, but on tracks like 'undo' it's his songwriting and voice that hits the hardest. lovely stuff.
Rough Trade April 2010
There is no mesmerizing back story here, seamussell seem to have appeared like the Tardis with a really original album of diverse songs which bite back and are difficult to pin down, but I'll bet its soul lies somewhere between Shriekback and Steve Miller - am I right ?
The album is the work of South London songwriter and singer Seamus Sell with longtime collaborators Colin Bentley-Stoner on Bass and Engineer & Co Producer Clive Cherry of Tongue & Groove Studios.
with Tri Hadi, John Kimber : Violin
Rupert Christie : Trumpet
Ingrid Winston : Drums
words & music by seamus sell
produced by clive cherry & seamus sell
mastered at tongue & groove studios uk
released 28 April 2010
'Sunny Spells' is also available on Vinyl & CD from Rough Trade London and Vinyl. CD & 'Flac' file download from the Third Light website.
WARNING : SEAMUSSELL MAY SERIOUSLY DAMAGE YOUR WALLPAPER