Sea Girls at the Arts Club Wednesday, May 4

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While it would be fair to say that indie rock band Sea Girls have had an exciting year until gigs start to return, the guys show no signs of slowing down as they prepare to play festivals. internationals over the summer, a highlight being Bennicasim FIB alongside Tom Grennan, Kasabian and Declan McKenna to name a few. But Wednesday’s setting was something much more intimate, much to the delight of fans, at the Liverpool Arts Club. This is the band’s second appearance for Liverpool in just a few months, it’s clear to see why they are becoming a popular flavor in this city. Playing to a capacity crowd, the quartet, led by Henry Camamile, kicked off the show with new fan favorite, “Hometown.” The electric energy was contagious from the start and set the tone for the rest of the concert. The ever-growing fan base held nothing back, joining in full voice, especially for “Lonely” from their new album. The Sea Girls have already proven that they aren’t your standard indie band and can change the mood seamlessly, not least through “Sleeping with you,” in which we saw a glimpse of the vulnerability of these high-powered performers. energy, once again letting their fans see in their truth, which is arguably one of the keys to the band
assets to connect with their listeners.

The band continued to give people what they’ve been waiting for from their new album ‘Homesick’ with the hit ‘sick’. A song that feels incredibly relatable for a generation growing weary of the times we live in. Camamile took every opportunity to engage with the adoring fans who looked back, reminding them how much they loved Liverpool. He asked “you won’t leave us
down will you” and it was obvious the moment they performed “All I wanna hear you say” that this strong fan base was taken by them, hook, line and sinker. One thing to note was that the concert felt like it was cut short. “You Over Anyone” seemed like an ideal choice for a quieter time to really appreciate the intimacy of the place. However, that can be overlooked seeing as the four pieces stayed behind for a long time to personally meet and talk with their fans, a refreshing show of appreciation for all who came out.

In a chat with the band afterwards, I asked who they were most looking forward to performing at FIB this year, which seemed to catch them off guard as they rushed to get the lineup on their iPhones. They could be forgiven for feeling overwhelmed for picking just one given the quality of the acts on the bill, but they opted for French electronic duo Justice along with gaming veterans and heavy hitters, Kasabian. Seeing as we were in Liverpool, it was fair to ask them what their favorite Beatles song is, at which Camamile laughed and said, ‘A day in the life’. (If you haven’t heard of it… number one, where did you live, and number two… you know what to do.)

There is no doubt that this talented group is destined for success, they are paving their way well, with their latest single “DNA” dropping today, you can listen to it on all major platforms.

By Dominique Daly

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