Bridlington acoustic duo Seafret (Jack Sedman and Harry Draper) will soon hit the festival circuit in support of their newest release Atlantis. Ahead of the concerts, A Music Blog, Yea? caught up with the group to discuss writing honest music, hailing from Bridlington, and their upcoming festival dates. Enjoy our interview below, and catch Seafret at Barn on the Farm Festival 2015! For more information, please visit www.barnonthefarm.co.uk.
AMBY: Hello Seafret, welcome back to AMBY. Where does our interview find you today?
Seafret: Hello! Thank you for having us. We’re currently on a tea break in our little studio working on some new tracks.
AMBY: You’ve been doing a ton of touring lately. What have been some of the best touring moments or experiences so far?
Seafret: We love everything about touring. Having the opportunity to play your songs night after night in various places around the country is amazing. The best part for us though has got to be our sold out headline gig back up at our hometown at the Bridlington Spa. The support from there has always been amazing, but to witness 700 people singing your songs back at you was an incredible and addictive experience.
AMBY: In the next upcoming months, you’re playing a massive amount of festivals which includes Barn on the Farm. Which other acts do you look forward to catching who are on those line-ups?
Seafret: It’s a brilliant line up again this year so there’s lots to see. Looking forward to The Staves, Jack Garrett, Samm Henshaw and Amber Run. We toured with James Bay earlier this year and he always puts on a great show so we definitely try and catch him. The whole line up is amazing and can’t wait to see the other bands that we haven’t yet heard of.
AMBY: Hailing from Bridlington has been the main influence for the band’s name, but does it also influence Seafret’s writing style and music?
Seafret: Definitely, it affects what types of songs we write and the different production styles we use. We won’t do anything that doesn’t feel honest to us. The band name is a constant reminder of where we started and what we’ve come from, we love it for that.
AMBY: In our last interview you mentioned that the first song you ever played live together was a cover of Walking Man by Seasick Steve. Which other songs would the band like to cover in the future?
Seafret: We love to cover new and old songs. We’ve always learnt the songs we love and jammed them just for fun, it really helps you grow and develop as an artist. We both love Sia’s voice, so one of her songs might be really fun to do. Florence Welch is incredibly talented, we’d love to cover one of her new tracks.
AMBY: Lastly, what’s the best part of being in Seafret?
Seafret: We’re like a family and we also enjoy every part of making and performing music. But the best part of being in Seafret is the constant excitement of what song is going to come out of us next.
Thank you Seafret, for giving us your answers!
Interview by Madison Atout | @MadisonAtout