News Death At Sea: Your New Favourite Castaways

After a mere nine months of existence, the band will soon release their second single ‘Drag’.

“We’re not known in London, yet” proclaims frontman Ralph Kinsella on talking about their recent debut capital show, “The one at the Lexington? There weren’t many people there, but there were a few press guys.” Perhaps fitting expectations from a show so far away from home, so soon after forming. That’s right, Death At Sea have only been together since January 2012 - but since then, the Liverpudlian trio have gained an admirable status amongst their local scene whilst obstinately recording. And after a mere nine months of existence, the band will release their second single ‘Drag’.

“There is a love of poetry,” Ralph tells us, “but I tend to write songs about how I’m feeling at the time.” So the melancholy aspect of the band’s song writing skills don’t just appear from fairy-tale worlds of unanimous despondency: “When he’s with her, she bleeds glitter” is just one of their beautiful, if a little disturbing, slices of romanticism. “We write lots of songs but just pick the best to record,” he continues, and indeed this single is, perhaps, the best thing they have recorded thus far.

But, although we have only gained insight into glimpses from the band’s back catalogue, including the subtly psychedelic single ‘Sea Foam Green’ to name one of a scarce number: Ralph surprisingly goes on to state: “We have an album recorded, we’re just waiting to be able release it.” So with that amount of material under their belts, we may be about to gain a stronger discernment of their tantalizing sound.

Whatever happens next, Death At Sea’s full-length should take them to the places that they’re striving for and rightfully deserve, setting to prove that their bedroom lo-fi sound delves deeper than a poetic tri-chord wonder that only lasts for five-minutes, but into a depth that they are already beginning to prove: adjacent to recent concern and speculation – “guitar music is not dead,” as we’ve already seen for ourselves over the recent year. Maybe Death At Sea could turn out to be another vital asset to keep the sound of the six-string alive and kicking.

Death At Sea’s new single ‘Drag’ will be released on 4th November via Death At Sea Records.

Taken from the October 2012 issue of DIY, available now. For more details click here.

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