One of my proudest achievements on the blog this year, or any year for that matter, is the release of GruffWuff; a 19 track compilation of new, previously unreleased and exclusive recordings from some of my very favourite acts over the past 5 years of blogging.
It was a truly fantastic way to mark 5 years of BarryGruff and I am incredibly grateful to everyone involved and the overwhelmingly positive and enthusiastic response. As 2015 draws to a close, I have enlisted help from people who made the compilation what it was, to chat about their favourite moments and sounds from year, and up next is Seazoo.
In their relatively short life as a band – since April 2013 – North Walian five-piece Seazoo have impressed at every turn with their multifarious concoction of charming, sprightly indie-pop. Their music is a colourful, curious and smile inducing mix of guitar and keyboard noise, delightful fuzz and smiley melodies, filled with booning vitality; infectious doesn’t even cover the half of it. A band to be treasured and enjoyed.
Before we take a look at his 2015 sound selections, you should check out Seazoo’s sublime 2015 EP Car Deborah, and their GruffWuff inclusion, ‘Dig (Demo Version)’ – of which you can download here for FREE.
What was your personal high point of this year, musical and/or otherwise?
We played Green Man Festival this summer and it was great! The crowd were amazing and even some crowd surfing action!
Favourite album of 2015?
Gwenno – ‘Y Dydd Olaf’
Favourite new act discovered in 2015?
Ah! Either ‘Strange Combinations’ by Teleman, or ‘Don’t Want to Fight’ by Alabama Shakes.
What are you plans for the new year? What can we expect from you?
We will be releasing a single and EP early 2016. Then the debut album will be released back end of the year, with shows and exciting bits ‘n’ bobs! xxxxx