Who: The Seamonsters – Naomi Mann (lead vocals), Lauren Smith (bass/backing vocals), Holly Thompson (lead guitar), Tassie Drobinski (rhythm guitar), Ella Taylor (keyboard) and Ciara Hurding (drums).
What genre: Indie-glitter
When did they start: 2013
Where: The Seamonsters are from Sheffield, UK.
Catch them live:
Night & Day Café, Manchester – 25.01
Westgarth Social Club, Middlesbrough – 02.03
Why: Driven by 80’s synth, the band has seen themselves headline shows in their hometown and across the UK and support the likes of Drenge and Hinds. They have taken a niche era of music as inspiration and twisted it into something fresh and exciting.
FUN FACT: “At a gig in Liverpool, Ciara’s drum stick broke and she couldn’t reach for another in time so hit the snare with her fist.”
Photo: Ianthe Warlow