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The Eighth Note: Sea Mouse

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‘The Eighth Note’ is 8 quick Questions with Wellington Musicians.

A chance for us to catch up with people & see what they’re up to, or introduce you to a new musician/band and their music.

Today’s guest is singer/songwriter Seamus Johnson who has just launched a new music project called Sea Mouse.

Who are you?
Sea Mouse.

What have you been working on lately? Any new tracks or albums on the way?
Releasing a 9 track album called, “Sea Mouse” which came out yesterday (Monday 24th July). Recording to release two new tracks for a 7” vinyl. Side A is a song called “Skeleton Home”. Itʼs a happy song sung from the perspective of a banker. Itʼs about banks using debt to enslave people. Side B is unfinished but will be in the near future. The future is going to happen and you canʼt change that!

Where is the best place people can follow you & find your music?
At my house. Facebook. Bandcamp. Spotify, Apple Music, Gigs. Go to gigs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What were the 3 most influential albums to you growing up?
This is a hard question!
Beck – Mellow Gold.
Led Zeppelin – IV.
The White Stripes – White Blood Cells.

Which other Wellington musician (s) would you most like to work with?
Emily Fairlight..
Ed Zuccollo

What’s your favourite Wellington venue to play in?
San Fran.

Sea Mouse. Album out 24 July

Sea Mouse will have an album out this Monday the 24th of July. Keep your eyes peeled.

Posted by Sea Mouse on Thursday, 20 July 2017

In your songwriting or composing (or the band’s songwriting) how do the compositions and songs take shape?
Usually I make demos and send them to the band so they can have a listen and
get to know the songs. The demos are used as a loose frame work because the
direction of a song often changes at rehearsals or even after a couple of gigs.
Itʼs best to go with ideas based on how the band and/or an audience respond to
them…..but, usually if it feels good do it.

Where/when is your next gig?
Weʼve got a show at Meow on the 5th of August with some special guest
bands, and then an Eye Gum gig on Wednesday September 13th at San Fran.
Should be a hoot!

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