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LIVE: SEA GIRLS

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Fresh from performing to huge crowds at more than 20 festivals this summer,  four-piece indie group Sea Girls gave a punchy headline performance at Sheffield’s The Leadmill.

The London-based quartet composing of Oli Khan, vocals/guitar, Rory Young, guitar, Andrew Noswad, bass and Henry Camamile drums have attracted quite the following with their catchy choruses and unbelievably infectious live presence. Their latest single ‘All I Want To Hear You Say’, as well as their summer EP Adored are a testament to their anthemic indie-pop sound. The band have achieved a lot of radio success, notably with Annie Mac on BBC Radio 1. From getting their first Radio 1 play by Annie for the 2017 single ‘Call Me Out’, ‘All I Want To Hear You Say’ has also recently been chosen as ‘Tune Of The Week’ by Annie – clearly a keen supporter of the sonic Sea Girls sound.

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The Nectar of Pain / Najwa Zebian (2016)

It took me a while to realise what’s written in the pages of this book, and it’ll probably take even longer to actually put it into action. But there’s plenty of time.

I’d been feeling used by a lot of people in my life for a long time, feeling like they only wanted me for one thing. There’s no quick fix to heartbreak or sadness over failed friendships and relationships, but day by day, I feel i’m closer to finding the me I lost. I started feeling better when i realised i’m worthy of something better and more satisfying. I cried less when I realised i’m not disposable, in odds against how others made me feel (even if they didn’t intend to make me feel so low about myself).

It’s a shame when you have to let go of things that once made you happy, but in the most selfless act, if it no longer makes you feel good, you should start putting yourself first.

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Interview: Sea Girls

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I spoke to Sea Girls ahead of their gig at Leadmill on 12 October.

Your latest single ‘All I Want To Hear You Say’ is an instant hit, what was the story behind it and the writing process?

It’s about respecting yourself and not defining yourself in relation to others. Everyone is a person in their own right and should treat themselves as such. Like all of our songs, it’s very personal, but we wanted to put this massive sound on it, so we went full throttle chucking everything at it.

With the positive reaction to the Adored EP released back in August, can fans expect more material soon or news of a possible album?

Yes, there’ll definitely be more songs soon. We’re playing a few new ones on our UK October tour so you can expect to hear some of them.

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Live: The Blinders

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With the recent release of their debut album Columbia, three-piece alternative group The Blinders performed a seismic set at Sheffield’s HMV.

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