REVIEW: Sea Girls – ‘Adored’ EP

8/10

Alternative music newcomers Sea Girls continue to impress and build momentum with their third EP release entitled “Adored”. “Adored” is the follow up to their noteworthy second EP “Heavenly War”. Each of the three tunes on the new release displays a band that is ready for their close up, as they serve up bold choruses and addictive sonics.

Sea Girls members hail from Leicestershire, Kent, Lincolnshire and Rutland. The two-year-old band is comprised of Henry Camamile on lead vocals and guitar, Rory Young on lead guitar, Andrew Noswain on bass and Oli Khan on drums. They have released two EP’s prior to Adored, their debut EP Call Me Out and their second EP Heavenly War which along with Adored have garnered positive attention from the likes of Radio 1’s Huw Stephens and NME. With this latest EP, they have been pegged as a “Ones to Watch” band in 2018. In February of this year, the band launched their first headlining UK tour and is slated to support Adored with additional fall tour dates. Meanwhile, they will be busy this summer performing at numerous festivals attracting adherents with their alluring sounds.

Adored is an effective weapon in Sea Girls attack on success. The recording is an excellent sampler of Sea Girl’s enthralling sonics and thematic palette. The title track Adored weaves an intoxicating blend of drama, insistent guitar and expansive verve. It begins with a mystical, edgy aura and then morphs into a real belter at the chorus. Camamile’s delivery provides great evocative emotion and harkens to Ian Curtis of Joy Division. The band balances extremely catchy sonics with literate, accessible lyrics all of which leads to a stellar track. The second track, Too Much Fun captures all the excitement of teenage escapism, the fearlessness of walking on the knife’s edge. It encapsulates the audacity of youth, heart instead of head, exuberance and taking foolish risks, such as making out with your best friend’s girl. The track sonically is laden with explosive energy making it massively addictive. The song closes out with the lyric “I’m an animal” suggesting the narrator is taking advantage of the allowances of youth before maturity sets in ruins the fun. The final song, Eat Me Whole is a take no prisoners rocker that keeps you coming back as it quickly becomes an earworm you simply cannot shake. Eat Me Whole is a fantastic sign off to an electrifying effort and leaves the listener desiring more, which is exactly what an EP is supposed as it builds anticipation for their next release.

Sea Girls with Adored displays potential squared. Each band member brings their ”A” game to the songs. I found like many who have had the luck to encounter their tunes you soon become an advocate for their cause concurring that they may, in fact, be a “Ones to watch” band. After three impressive EP’s, each better than the next, they have justified the need for an LP studio session in order to supply their admirers with a bigger dollop of their exciting tunes.

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