Crystal Seagulls bill themselves as a new London-based four piece Brit Rock band whose music holds a mixture of the infectious sounds of the Sixties, the swagger of the Nineties whilst simultaneously paving the way for a whole new style of music. Brave words but do they live up to their swag? Yes they do as they've just seen of some stiff competition to win the right to play the Isle Of Wight festival Introducing Stage at this years festival! They're one of only 6 bands chosen from the 3,000 who originally applied.
Well you only have to listen to 'Yours For As Long As You Keep Me' to pick up the Brit Pop vibe, hints of those cheeky chappies Supergrass and just a sprinkling of Blur. If you want to dredge the depths of time for a true influence there's more than just a nod to the godfathers of Brit Pop,The Small Faces.....this is a good thing!
Despite only having formed early this year they've had some exposure on the airwaves including French station RKC, BBC Three Counties Radio and most recently Brooklands Radio in North Surrey when they were nice enough to give this very blog a name-check!
Back to the music and the next track for your delictation is 'Ups and Downs' which is a punchier guitar driven track that'll have the Crystal Seagull's crowds firmly in the palm of their hands.....or should that be under their wings? Despite their relatively recent formation they've been doing some extensive gigging including a spot at this years sell out Brisfest!
Jim Lawton- Vocals/Rhythm Guitar
Elz Whitty- Lead Guitar/Vocals
John Armstrong- Bass/VocalsBen Heliczer- Drums
'Play Dead' is a dirtier, sleazier track, all throaty vocals, drums and thrashing guitar.....gotta love it.....a bit more grown up from ones so young. They got together whilst at college earlier this year and things have moved on fairly swiftly since.....some very accomplished music for ones so relatively young. Crystal Seagulls seem to have a good grasp of what it takes to get noticed and how to get their music out there.....