Newcastle Indie Rockers Seeing Hands are one of the latest bands to make waves in Britain. But what makes them different to any other jingle jangle dreamy pop band in Britain today? Kev answers the questions on this summer special feel Third Introducing...
Love You Still
"Love You Still is about being a bit mental in a relationship. If you've been messed around in the past it's quite hard to trust again and the song channels the anxiety you might feel about getting hurt again. Real deep".
"Usually these days something from my Discover Weekly will blow my mind and I'm like, right, I'm gonna go and copy the shit out of that. Then it'll come out nothing like it but I'll have a cool new song. Lyrics come last usually, and I guess it's what ever is going through my warped mind at the time".
"We've actually just lost a member. We've had to cancel a pretty big gig because of it. And we've just gained another member".
"Wild Nothing, Nocturne. Prefab Sprout, From Langley Park to Memphis. Generationals, Heza".
"Sometimes she's cross legged, and sometimes she stands, but most times she cradles her knees with her toes in the sand. While the moon glistens off the waves, it's there, patiently she waits. For once her love came, at that very place, forever she will return forever she will wait. She counts her blessings, she's missing just one, she's still waiting for the best thing to come. I like to call this one The Dolphin".
"We started the band to get girlfriends of course. I have one now so I guess this will be the first and last interview"
The band decided to send their music to Captured Tracks. Any feedback, we asked them? "Haha ermmm. They got in touch. But no follow up yet. Darn time zones". They'll say no more. But when you listen to the band's songs, you get the feeling they'll be perfect for some groundbreaking Brooklyn-based record label somewhere. Our attention is got...
The first of which sound that took us is I Knew You, released but a few months ago. The outfit rely on reverb to convey texture and depth. This aesthetic identification - DIIV, Real Estate, The War On Drugs - is obvious, but the outfit aren't the only ones to seek influences across the sea. Seeing Hands are slowly following the footsteps of some of these great bands and continuing to utilise this sound . Non more so than with their follow up, It's true.
It's True reconfirms their ever emerging identity. dream Pop. Jangly guitar lines, reverb-drenched melody, dreamy vocals. It's all there, but it also begs the logical question "are Seeing Hands becoming mere copycats?" No. Alas the band's latest single Love You Still is their best effort by far. By best, we mean most original, engaging, memorable. The full-bodied sound means that the entire feel of the music is somewhat "fleshier". The sound is bolder, the band sound more convincing, louder and reassuring.