.Sea Girls have today unleashed their new single “Open Up Your Head” on the world, another glimpse from their as yet unannounced and highly anticipated debut album, due later this year. The track
premiered as Annie Mac’s Hottest Record, and is their first to be released since their BBC Sound of 2019 shortlist nomination at the end of last year.
Following on from their huge previous single “All I Want To Hear You Say”, “Open Up Your Head” fits seamlessly in to the band’s stellar back catalogue and yet inches the band ever closer to festival headlining stardom. The importance of a hook and melody isn’t lost on Sea Girls, and they continue to pack them into their tracks without caution. Earworms of the most perilous kind.
Vocalist Henry Camamile describes the song:
“’Open Up Your Head’ is about being your own worst enemy but having someone believing in you unconditionally. Some people struggle with self-esteem, some people party too hard, and some people feel stuck from making wrong choices. It can be crucial having someone who offers a hand out of those places we don’t want to remain in”
Sea Girls have announced their biggest UK headline tour to date for Spring 2019, tickets are on sale now . All shows are 14+, except Cardiff which is 16+.
Renowned for their frenetic, sweat drenched live shows, the band will kick off the tour in Oxford on 25th Feb, taking in Birmingham, Edinburgh, Newcastle, Leeds, Manchester, Cardiff, Portsmouth, and rounding off at London’s Heaven on 8th March.
This summer has seen Sea Girls racing between cities nation-wide, setting their sights firmly skywards, taking their euphoric guitar anthems to over 22 festivals across the country andgaining thousands of new fans in the process. Their new UK tour will be their biggest to date and follows their slew of headline tour dates in February and October 2018, including a sold-out show at London’s Scala earlier this month.
Sea Girls latest single ‘All I Want To Hear You Say’ follows seamlessly in the band’s quick successive run of unrelenting festival bangers, but sees the quartet aim higher than ever before. An exciting progression within the band’s already signature sound, AIWTHYS has gained widespread support with a huge raft of plays at Radio 1, including Tune Of The Week with both Annie Mac and Jack Saunders, as well as hitting #1 on Phil Taggart’s Hype Chart, as well as love at Radio X and beyond. The track also peaked at #1 on Hype Machine, beating the band’s previous entry of ‘Call Me Out’ at #2.
The band’s highly anticipated debut album will be released in 2019, more news to come.
Sea Girls are pleased to share details of a new single, in a series of imminent releases from the fast-breaking new band.
Following quickly on the heels of the R1 approved (Annie Mac/Huw Stephens/BBC Introducing) What For, Heavenly War furthers the bold claim that Sea Girls are one of the most reliable new bands for penning these instant indie-disco, festival ready anthems. Written and fronted by Henry Camamile, Heavenly War now follows Call Me Out, Lost, and What For as another timely example of what this young British band are capable of.
Arriving in London via Leicestershire and Kent, Sea Girls know there is nothing understated or apologetic about a bold chorus, especially one that can be sung in unison by thousands of fans together of all walks of life. Sea Girls have these choruses in spades. The thousands of fans are pending, but it’s surely only a matter of time. In Camamile we trust.
Henry Camamile on Heavenly War: “This song is about that weirdly exciting but quite difficult conflict of feelings and events that makes our lives worth living. Ultimately describing that moment when you feel the best about life. I think it’s a really positive message.”
Kicking off 2018, Huw Stephens cherry-picked Sea Girls as Ones To Watch For 2018 during his R1 show.
Listen to Sea Girls’ prior singles Lost and Call Me Out and What For?
Sea Girls return to the road in February 2018 for their first headline tour of the UK including
an opening night at London’s Omeara on the 1st February.
Sea Girls are: Henry Camamile (Vocals/Guitar), Rory Young (Guitar), Andrew Noswad (Bass) & Oli Khan (Drums).
“Sea Girls, seagulls, get it? You’d think this summery quartet with a sound that gives a nod to the best of British indie like Catfish & The Bottlemen, Nothing But Thieves and The Amazons would be from the depths of Torquay or the far reaches of a Cornish beach, with enough seaside vibe for an arcade pier. But you’d be wrong. Sea Girls are a four piece from Leicestershire and Kent who are starting to make a name for themselves… a very large stone’s throw away from the nearest stretch of sea”. Henry and Rory originally hail from Lincoln whilst Oli, born in Hong Kong, grew up in Leicestershire. Andrew grew up in Kent as a child via stints in Indonesia and Sri Lanka later settling in Leicestershire.
Now 23, the band have been friends since school playing in rival bands and coming together to form Sea Girls in 2015. As a band they started out as a very different format. Oli was the singer, Rory on guitar, Henry now the singer and guitar player was the bassist and Andrew played a ‘K Oscillator’ weird synth, which he thought “sounded pretty cool”. Over time tastes change!
Henry continues “Our music sounds different now and we've shifted around instruments, but we have stuck together and developed our Sea Girls sound. We want to make diverse interesting music by constantly improving. If we can produce songs that make you get up spin around and then cry, we’re happy. I guess the ultimate would be for people to relate an experience or part of their life to our music and for us to grow with them”
Produced by Larry Hibbett (Nothing But Thieves, Sundara Karma) lead singles `Call Me Out’, `Lost’ and imminent `What For’ are already pricking up ears with a Radio 1 playlist and supporters Annie Mac and Huw Stephens BBC Introducing as well as on-line support with the likes of: