Friday, August 20, 2010

Seeland Love Their Local Park

UK trio Seeland are Timothy Felton, Billy Bainbridge and Neil McAuley, sonic pioneers associated with Birmingham's 'Retro Futurist Electronic Scene'. The band was formed when Tim and Billy left their respective bands (Broadcast and Plone) and started writing songs together that could express the sounds of their minds.

Seeland are excited to announce their second album How to Live, out October 26 on LOAF Recordings. The band has released "Local Park" (see below), the first single off of their sophomore effort.

"Local Park", a gorgeous summer stroll of a tune, celebrates the Great British (and, frankly, universal) tradition of heading straight for the closest patch of grass as soon as the sun appears, in order to soak up the precious rays so rarely seen on their often grey isle. Instantly familiar in the tradition of The Kinks or The Small Faces and yet decidedly 'other' in it's musical vision, "Local Park" is as uplifting as the sun and optimistic as summer itself, the audio equivalent of strawberries and cream.

And who doesn't like that?

Download: Local Park

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