Lizzie Massey and Jim Corbin are Sea Bed, an upcoming electronic pop duo hailing from Brighton with their brand new single ‘Akira’ due out 11th September 2015 via Four Thieves Records. Their sound has been described as a mash up of 90s R&B, 70s disco, mixed with techno influences. Massey’s vocal work tightly laces the smoothly produced soulful track to give something honest and refreshing to the ears. We spoke to the pair earlier this month to discuss what they have been up to this year, how they spend their spare time and what artists they would like to work with. ‘Akira’ is released 2nd October 2015 via Four Thieves Records. (incl. a remix from Hackney-based, DJ/producer Embody.)
Hi guys it’s a pleasure to catch up with you, how has your summer been so far?
Pretty tropical, in the monsoon weather sense. In musical terms it’s been pretty intense writing and gigging wise. We’ve both got great studio tans.
We assume you have been very busy with your latest project? Can you talk us through that?
It’s been non stop writing most days and changing our live setup for every gig, we always write new intro music and visuals for each performance, giving everyone who sees us a unique experience.
We can hear a ton of different influences in your music, how would you describe your sound to someone who hasn’t listened before?
…Somewhere between ABBA and Brian Eno discovering techno in a basement.
And in case people were wondering, where does the name Sea Bed come from?
When we sat down to name this project, out of the many ideas this one gave us the most freedom musically to express what we do. Our affinity with darker and deeper music probably had a hand in that too.
What would be the perfect scenario to listen to your latest track Akira? It seems dance floor ready but at the same time quite trippy with an alternative pop vibe too..
Turn off your lights, stop working heavy machinery, don your finest black turtleneck, find the nearest basement club, light up a thin Vogue menthol, hijack the sound system and dance.
What inspires you guys outside of music? Do you chill together when you’re not working?
Finding new music online, in record stores and going out to the more decent nights in Brighton from First Floor at Patterns, Rhythm Junction and Well Rounded Records.
We’ve been mates in and out of projects for a long time now, but we still find time when not programming drums to enjoy an Earl Grey and talk about boys.
A question we like to ask often here at AboutToBlow, is if you guys could work with any artist, or have anyone remix your next project, past or present who would it be and why?
I think having the opportunity to work with an artist like Matthew Herbert or Stimming would be pretty special. Even just watching their creative process and how they write and remix would be a real inspiration.
What can we expect from you guys in the coming year? Anything interesting lined up?
We have a double A side release for Akira out on Four Thieves Records October 2nd and in between all of that is more gigs, more videos, more music, more sweat, more more more!
… And plenty we can’t talk about just yet
Filming & Directing – Rebecca Leonard
Visuals – Daisy Emily Warne
‘Akira’ + ‘Caves’ Double A side is forthcoming on Four Thieves 2nd October 2015
Find ‘Akira’ onawe.sm/dMSey.
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