In our latest Band Spotlight, we chat to Charlie from Seething Akira about their music, and inspirations.
S] You’ve got a new single, ‘The Islander’, out any day now, can you tell us what that tracks about, it seems like it comes from a fairly personal place?
The Islander is related to us simply being a bunch of normal, run of the mill guys from a stinky little Island at the bottom of the UK. The story really highlights how being true to your roots is key, especially when you’re go further and further from your family and long term friends. How did Ali G put it? Keep it Real.
S] How are you looking forward to the Pitchshifter support show?
We’re absolutely buzzing! These guys are one of many 90s bands that have influenced us, so to support these guys is quite the honour.
S] What do you think about the state of the UK’s alternative music scene?
I think it’s good, I mean, we’re all still here right? I think it’s become tougher and tougher to push a sound that isn’t out of the box, non-offensive garbage, due to the constant main stream promotion of what you’re meant and told to like! But the alt, underground scene also seems to run strong with its middle finger attitude to this climate, kinda like a super hero that gets stronger the more damage it takes.
S] What keeps you passionate outside of music – think movies, people and places?
Personally I am a movie buff, but the band as whole is pretty sociable, so we love having the odd sherry in your average public house.
S] How do you define success as a band?
I wish I knew! Nothing seems enough. For us, the ability to play our music every night, keep writing and creating is what it’s all about.