Of The Land
March 8, 2004 (Europe)
April 6, 2004 (US and rest of world)
Dan Eastop * vocals
Simon Aldcroft * drums
Dave Gray * guitar
Adam Cormack * guitar
Johanna Woodnutt * violin
James Vyner * bass
'Lay Of The Land' is
the debut full-length from Seachange. This dazzling
album showcases a sextet bursting with talent, vitality and bright
ideas. With raw energy, intelligent song writing and a willfulness
to do their own thing, Seachange have forged
a dramatic path through the various guises of rock'n'roll.
band met at Nottingham University in the late '90s, and whilst sharing
a haunted house together, their appetite for musical exploration
was ignited and fuelled. Wielding escalating guitars, violin
and an enigmatic frontman in Dan Eastop, they
marry a variety of influences to create their own definition of
magic. Through their first couple years of playing up and down
the UK, Seachange have
established themselves as a deadly live proposition with a flair
for the epic coupled a ferocity that can't be faked.
merely adept at a crazy melange of the anthemic & hypnotic;
there are some brilliant songs happening inside the tornado. And
the end results are something undefinably great. This band
have got charisma and presence to spare, but they could wear paper
bags over their skulls and still get the job done.
New Band In Britain yet...The Best Debut Album Since 'Turn On The
Bright Lights'...the most hyperbole filled press release in label
Catch the fever.
"This Nottingham sextet show some of their impressive versatility
in this prelude to their debut album... they display a fine line
in melding well-bashed guitars with folksy, violin-driven moments
along with a vocal urgency and poignant lyrics.'
-- Tim Perry, The
Seachange's 'Glitterball EP' single of the week: "a
fiery intensity that transforms even mildly wild material into
a shitstorm of bug-eyed ferocity."
Cliff Roberts, Logo Magazine
"Glitterball is one of the best songs to come out of the British rock scene
Ahmad, Music OMH.com