‘Lyrebird’ is the latest offering from Perth quartet SEAMS, and something of a divergence in style. Then again, it’s not in Seams’ nature to retread the same ground, even from one single to the next. With ‘Lyrebird,’ Seams conjure a driving post-punk waltz, adorned with interweaving vocals, grubby guitars and flailing Theremin. It’s a darker entry than usual in the Seams songbook – its b-side, the frenetic, folky and breathlessly earnest ‘Quickly’ – is the ideal foil, presenting a series of bright, uptempo explosions in
just over two minutes.
The record is launched on August 5 at The Bird in Northbridge, alongside nu-funk heroes MmHmMm, weird-pop wunderkinds Kucka, fresh-faced DJ prodigy Musako and mind-altering VJ Steven Hughes (of Injured Ninja & Usurper of Modern Medecine).
Who are Seams? Seams are four stargazers from the suburbs of Perth. Since emerging from the garage in 2010, they’ve been consistently crafting worldly pop, wiry surf-punk, lo-fi campfire folk and lush psychedelia using an abundance of electronic and acoustic instruments. Seams’ adventurous, unpredictable approach to the pop song format and unique live show has seen them support national acts like Eagle And The Worm and Ouch My Face (VIC) as well as international bands including Best Coast (USA). Meanwhile, they’ve shared festival bills with the likes of Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti, Holy Fuck, The Go Team and more.
The Seams sound continues to grow and encompass a startling range of influences from: Os Mutantes to Gang Gang Dance, Animal Collective, Delia Derbyshire and Dirty Projectors. It’s a heady world of rhythms, tunes and uncanny moods that is difficult to classify
and harder to ignore.