LOUDER FEATURES: Mixtape Medley with Seek Harbour
Welcome back to Mixtape Medley, where we take you inside the playlists and vinyl boxes of your favourite up-and-coming bands. This edition sees us chat to melodic hardcore outfit Seek Harbour, ahead of the unveiling of a stripped back version of their single 'Ghost and Shadow' on the 5th of March. So, a playlist that features a blend of Architects and Lewis Capaldi sounds about right then!
All the tracks mentioned below have been compiled into this handy playlist - listen along here:
Which songs remind you of your childhood?
Wow, there are so many songs in my head straight away, but recently I revisited The Offspring's collection, and I used to listen to ‘Want You Bad’ on my paper round a lot.
If you could show any song to your 14-year-old self, what would it be and why?
Oh wow - I'd have to go with ‘Doomsday’ by Architects. The instrumental to that song is so tech and the lyrics just grip me with every listen. I definitely would have started my lyric writing and music development much earlier had I had that track.
Which is your favourite sad song from a characteristically ‘happy’ band?
I don’t know if is described as a 'sad song', but the first song that came to mind was ‘Always Attract’ by You Me at Six. I guess for a more upbeat, bouncy band - especially on that album - that song had a deeper impact on the mind.
You have to get one song lyric tattooed across your chest- which do you choose? (And what would you have chosen had you been able to get tattooed as a teenager?)
As a teenager it would have been something like “You can call me a rolling stone” from the song 'Approach the Bench' by The Audition - thank god you have to be 18!
I don’t know about lyrics, but I did get “Self-Made” tattooed on my chest in tribute to my teenage idol Travis Barker; if I’m honest, I don’t know what’s worse!
What’s your ultimate guilty pleasure song?
I don’t mind listening to some Lewis Capaldi or James Arthur, but more so their live stuff than their albums. They're great singers, what can I say?
You can only play one of your songs live ever again – which do you choose?
As a band who were established within in the “COVID LOCKDOWN” era, we are still yet to play a live show! So I could answer with what song I’m most excited to play live and right now it would be ‘Sleepless Water’.
Who are the best band you’ve toured with, and which song would you want to join them onstage for?
Again as we haven’t toured as of yet due to restrictions. I could answer with who I’d love to tour with, but picking one band is near impossible! We had Tom Byrne of Valiant Hearts feature on our single ‘Sleepless Water’, so maybe one day we'll share a stage with them and have Tom join us for that one!
Who are your ultimate Saturday night festival headliner?
For me personally it's Architects. A good throw down and mosh with a couple of beers!
Which album or band will always mean everything to you?
Again, this is a tricky one as there are 3; I’m going be greedy and list them all!
'Suicide Season' – Bring me the Horizon
'Phoenix' – Alazka (RIP)
'I Loved, I Hated, I Destroyed, I Created' – The Elijah ( RIP)
Which song are you the proudest of writing?
In terms on the lyrics for me it would be ‘Ghost & Shadow’. It holds a really personal story to me and paved the way for me to try to be as honest in my writing as possible. We have been writing again recently and I’m super hyped about what next for us as a band!
Before the release of a stripped-back version of the track next month, check out the video for the original version of 'Ghost and Shadow' below:
Stream the track here too: