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Sea Animals In Seattle Chat About Their New Single, ‘Busy Doing Things’

Eora/Sydney-based collective Sea Animals In Seattle have just unveiled their idiosyncratic new track ‘Busy Doing Things‘ feat. American rapper RXKNephew – produced, mixed and mastered by the collective. We had a chat with the band to find out more about the new single.

Congratulations on the single! How does it feel to have the track out?

Thanks so much, it feels very exciting and a little bit strange. We’ve been working on this song for over a year now and for a while it felt like we were never going to release it. Now that it’s out it kind of feels like ‘what the heck is going on’, you know? We’ll be interested to hear what people think of it when they hear it for the first time.

Where do you find yourselves finding inspiration for tracks?

We find that a lot of our inspiration happens by accident. Our songs never turn out the way we plan them to and most of the inspiration comes from us discovering new sounds that we never knew existed. For us, the best way to find inspiration is to experiment and try new things. Some of our best ideas came from finding a new sample or synthesizer pre-set which led us down a rabbit hole of creativity where a lot of our tracks are created.

What got you all into music and how does that translate in working as a collective?

Well, most of us have been playing instruments since we were children and we all happen to have similar tastes in music. We’ve been jamming together since we were in school, and in a way, it feels as though nothing much has changed since then.  Playing music together as a group is the one activity that has kept our friendship alive after all these years.

Where do you usually write/produce your music? Talk to us a bit about that.

We record and produce all our own music in a vacant office space in an industrial warehouse that we’ve crowned

 ‘Sea World’. We also like to jam in a rehearsal space called LA studios in Western Sydney, which we’ve been using for more than 10 years now.

Can we expect to see any more live performances coming up for Sea Animals In Seattle?

We’d like to start gigging again hopefully by the end of the year or at least some time early next year. The challenge for us now is trying to figure out the best way to perform these songs live. The songs were mostly produced in the studio, and we haven’t had a chance to practice them as a band. Now that the single is out, we’ll get a chance to head back to the rehearsal space and start jamming again so that should be sweet.

Written by John Zebra