KALTBLUT MAGAZINE: SEEKAE

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Sydney based band Seekae have released their latest album “The Worry” and are now embarking on their Tour. Forming in 2006 their electronic sound is taking on a cult following with a style like no other  – immersing you in their deep and dark tracks that are truly contagious. Having signed to label Future Classic earlier this year the trio have worked on more instrumental tracks and experimenting with an abundance of vocals compared to previous album 2011’s +Dome. Seekae’s focus and experimentation has seen the groups strong evolution into one of the best acts to come of Australia in the electronic music scene.

KALTBLUT: How did your latest album ‘The Worry’ come together?

Seekae: Very gradually. There was a lot of time spent experimenting with different genres and instruments in order to find a comfortable rhythm. Eventually we felt that the common trend between the tracks we were writing, both together and individually, was this sense of instability and feeling unsettled. Once we established this as the focus, the album started to form.

KALTBLUT: What can we expect from your European tour?

Seekae: Plenty of lights, plenty of bass, plenty of brew ha-ha’s

KALTBLUT: Do you feel your ideals have changed since you first started?

Seekae: 
Definitely. In a strange way, I think you tend to realise that a lot of your musical ideals have a limited life span and will inevitably be disposed. There are core values that remain of course, such as maintaining originality, allowing a democratic environment, and doing whatever it takes to buy personal chinooks.

KALTBLUT: What are your thoughts on the electronic scene in Australia?

Seekae: It’s starting to be recognised as a scene in itself now. Although, personally, I think it still doesn’t quite have as strong an identity as it could, and I hope, it will have. The more time and the more people experiment, I think it’ll really start to establish a foothold.

KALTBLUT: Do you have a city or venue which you love playing in?

Seekae: It’s hard to say because we’re embarking on a continental Europe tour for the first time, so we may well find out in the next two weeks! To be honest, everywhere in France has been so flipping fun, and there’s no doubt about it, the French deliver on the rider front. Baguettes & Wine before each show? What a fucking dream. We can’t wait for Germany though.

KALTBLUT: I can’t stop listening to ‘The Stars Below’ well the whole album but that song in particular… Is there a track that stands out most for you?

Seekae: It’s hard to say. Tais was one that went through so many different forms, and still managed to make it on. It always feels good to persist with a track rather than give up on it, so to listen back to that, I often think there are so many great ideas that can be salvaged from seemingly obsolete tracks.

KALTBLUT: How would you describe your music… Do you make it with a particular audience in mind?

Seekae: George came up with a word for it the other day which I think summed it up pretty well, ‘Jut-Jungle’. There’s never really an audience in mind. If there’s an audience at all, we’re happy.

KALTBLUT: How does a live set usually go down for Seekae?

Seekae: Once we’ve played it through a few times, we can get really nice and sloppy.

KALTBLUT: Who is in your top 5 at the moment?

Seekae:  
– Singing Melody – Caribou – Leopald Stokowski – Jonti – Shed

KALTBLUT: What’s your vice when you’re on tour?

Seekae: Copious amounts of E-Cigarettes

KALTBLUT: Can you give us any clues as to what’s next for Seekae?

Seekae: Something with trombone.

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