Posts Tagged ‘Seth Frightening’

SETH FRIGHTENING CUTS LOOSE & LEAVES A NEW SONG!

Sunday, April 23rd, 2017

BERLIN AHOY!

Sean Kelly, aka SETH FRIGHTENING, is moving to Germany this week!

While this marks the end of an era for New Zealand’s craftiest avant-folkster, more to the point it’s the start of a new one. We’ll miss him greatly but so too will we delight in the thought of his legendary talent sparking up the minds of searching souls on the flip side of the world.

NEW TRACK: RAIN IN APRIL

He begins with the release of a new track from his forthcoming album. As usual it’s personal, poetic & beautifully layered with unconventional instrumentation – all recorded, mixed and mastered by the dude himself. Listen here:

ATTENTION EUROPE!


If you’re in Europe, don’t be shy! This wonderful chap is in the market for friends, shows, tours, labels, management, possibly even a place to live? So please get in touch! (sethfrightening @ gmail dot com)

First show in Berlin this Sunday 30th April with WHITE WINGED MOTH (NZ), PAUL BEAUCHAMP (IT) & BLEEDINGBLACKWOOD.

www.sonorouscircle.com/sethfrightening
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I.E.CRAZY & SETH FRIGHTENING AUSSIE CRAWL

Saturday, April 16th, 2016

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SETH FRIGHTENING VIDEO & RETURN TO AUS

Tuesday, March 8th, 2016

Seth Frightening has released a pained & blood-stained new video/ live rendition of his song, Shoulder Blade, from his latest album, BWLOBAS.

The clip was filmed by Claire Duncan who also joins Sean for live performances – as pictured here playing the Newtown Festival on Sunday:


The duo also joined Lyttelton’s rising folkstar, Aldous Harding, on Saturday night and Sean will continue on with her tour to play in Sydney and Melbourne this week!

+++ SYDNEY & MELBOURNE can check out Seth Frightening & I.E.Crazy at SAD BY SADWEST FESTIVAL in April!!! +++

SETH/CRAZY

Monday, January 4th, 2016

I don’t know what the lambs get up to but this lovely pair of humans had a productive 2015!


Sean Kelly (Seth Frightening) and Claire Duncan (I.E.Crazy) with Midnight and Lamb #2.
Thanks Veronica CP and Joseph Griffen for the photo!

It began with Seth Frightening‘s release of But We Love Our Brothers And Sisters – his sixth in as many years & the latest in a back catalogue of unrelenting brilliance. Direct and personal while still poetic, haunting, beautiful and always in that unmistakeable Seth Frightening style.

BWLOBAS FEATURE/ REVIEW

‘…his music is full of ugly emotions. Themes include, but are not limited to; death, sex, abortion, loneliness and existential frustration, told through layers of self-deprecation and home recorded charm. It’s heavy stuff, but far from being intimidated by such subject matters, Kelly finds writing about them therapeutic’.

“I write sad songs, but I don’t write them for you to feel sorry for me. I write them because it empowers me.” – Sean Kelly

Delve into this insightful review/interview by Sam Carswell for NZ Musician > Ugly Sounds Of Undeniable Beauty

BWLOBAS VINYL!

In November, Sean and his equally talented and radical accomplice Claire Duncan (I.E.Crazy / Dear Time’s Waste) toured the country to empathise with folks and promote his vinyl that had not yet arrived. Alas, it soon after came – fashionably late in beautiful bone tone – and has since been dispatched via a network of couriers. Email sethfrightening@gmail.com if you want one!

Seth Vinyl

I.E CRAZY EMERGES FROM SHELL WITH #1 HIT

“To celebrate having lapped the sun 28 times without yet flying directly into it, I’m loosing this limping beast of a song into the world.” So wrote Claire on her birthday as she released her first track under the name I.E.Crazy:

The project is a distinct departure from previous work as Dear Time’s Waste, now expressing a harder-edged character. ‘A jilted lover’, ‘a “psycho ex”, a “crazy bitch”‘, she explains of the lyrics to You’re A Stranger To Me Now (#1 on the ODT’s 2015 NZ Singles of the Year list : D)

I.E.CRAZY SPEAKS!

Be delighted and/or disturbed by Claire’s “water-related analogies” and more in this up front interview with Emma Smith on RNZ’s Music 101:

WHEN THEIR POWERS COMBINE (w/ SHOCKING PINKS)

Lastly (but not leastly) check out this incredible Seth & I.E cover of the Shocking Pinks song, Nostalgia, released as part of a collection by A Low Hum in November:

What will 2016 bring from these talented two? Keep your ears & eyes pinned & pealed!

NEW SETH FRIGHTENING VIDEO + VINYL RELEASE + TOUR!!!

Thursday, October 22nd, 2015

It’s video, vinyl and tour time in Seth Frightening town!


Video created by the marvelous Claire Duncan/ I.E.Crazy


NEW ZEALAND TOUR:

Seth Frightening 2015 Tour
Poster by Sean Kelly

21 November – Secret Location*, Wellington $15
25 November – The Grainstore Gallery, Oamaru $5
26 November – The Auricle, Christchurch $10 / $5 unwaged
27 November – Chick’s Hotel, Port Chalmers $5
28 November – The Sherwood, Queenstown $10
5 December – Audio Foundation, Auckland $10 waged / $5 unwaged

*RSVP to sethfrightening@gmail.com for Wellington location details


For VINYL PRE-ORDERS of But We Love Our Brothers and Sisters go to Seth Frightening’s Bandcamp

FUN TIMES AHEAD!

Monday, September 21st, 2015

I.RYOKO, S.FRIGHTENING & HUF AT AF IN AK!

Art by Georgette Brown
Poster art by Georgette Brown

iryoko.bandcamp.com
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LAND OF THE LONG WHITE STAIN

Tuesday, July 21st, 2015

The Lumiere Reader have released an online music-documentary featuring Seth Frightening, Girls Pissing on Girls Pissing, Shab Orchestra and I.E.Crazy as they tour the country. A “contemplative ode to a brood of genre-bending Auckland musicians”. Stream here & get further insights below:

“While the songs themselves are the heroes of the story, behind-the-scenes footage permits a glimpse into the processes and world-views of a group of fiercely creative individuals whose work falls outside the ever-constrictive paradigms of popular music in New Zealand.” – Claire Duncan, writer & director.

Zac Arnold of RNZ’s Music 101 spoke with Claire to discuss the difficulties of capturing the essence of live performance and what it means to be a musician on the margins:

Also, keep your eye out for more in Lumiere’s web-series covering pockets of New Zealand’s underground print and cinema scenes > http://video.lumiere.net.nz

ALL SEEING HAND, SETH FRIGHTENING, LADY LAZER LIGHT TOUR!

Thursday, July 16th, 2015

The third annual All Seeing Hand/ Seth Frightening tour has begun! This time with the addition of the great psychedelic vision sorcerer, Lady Lazer Light. Always a pleasure. Enjoy!


Poster by Toby Morris, aka XTOTL

“We need no Noah to know the floods are coming. There is no divine intervention required, the angels are silent yet the prophecy is happening. As blue ice transforms to surging mud we are told this is our chance to diversify. The ice breaker cuts through ten thousand years leaving new routes to nowhere. As the waters rise we toast progress with this new saline to intensify our madness. We need no Noah, we all need to shout. There is no ark. This is our rain dance.”

the-all-seeing-hand.bandcamp.com
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SONOROUS CIRCLE FEATURED ON RADIO NZ!

Wednesday, July 1st, 2015

Thanks to Samuel Flynn Scott and the lovely folks at Radio New Zealand‘s Music 101 for putting this together and broadcasting it to the nation! Featuring interviews with Womb, Paperghost and I.Ryoko. Stream below.

Womb
Charlotte Forrester, aka Womb

“Record labels are machines of hype, or at least they used to be. Some labels seem to exist for more esoteric reasons. Bring the right music together under the same label and strange alchemy can happen. Samuel Scott certainly found that to be the case at Sonorous Circle.”

Want more? Check out Music 101 for their amazing range of new music insights!

SETH FRIGHTENING LIVE ON RNZ + ‘BWLOBAS’ REVIEWED

Sunday, April 12th, 2015

Seth Frightening on RNZ

Seth Frightening, aka Sean Kelly, played a few live tracks from his new album, But We Love Our Brothers and Sisters, and spoke with Radio New Zealand Music 101‘s Zac Arnold last weekend.

Check out the great live recordings and an interview covering the usual topics: blood, death, chaos, the saviouristic properties of the acoustic guitar and the coolness of kindness, etc: www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/nat-music/audio/20173477/seth-frightening-in-session

Click here to stream & download the album which has received some glowing reviews such as this one on Vanguard Red Magazine: “…positively overflowing with beautifully surreal and exploratory New Weird New Zealand folk rock compositions. With his guitar playing, vocal delivery and overall arrangements, Seth has that “it” quality that only matters because we hear it so rarely.”

www.vanguardredmagazine.co.nz/recent-music-report-fadimoutou-wallet-inamoud-holly-herndon-and-seth-frightening/