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Seas brings together members of Moneen and many other bands

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Seas returns to Lethbridge to play the Owl Acoustic lounge, Monday, Nov. 19 in support of their brand new record “Cursed,” which was just released, Nov. 9.Seas visit Lethbridge, Nov. 19. Photo Submitted
 “Five years ago, I had a pretty serious accident. I had a lot of bad things happen to me that year. So  a lot of the lyrics stem from that period of time, when I was stuck on my couch and couldn’t do anything,” said guitarist/vocalist Crisp Hughes, who is also part of 2000 alternative rock band Moneen.

He will be flying out with guitarist Adrian Mottram, who produced  the new record, to join drummer Clay Shea from the band Choke and Black Mastiff and drummer Tristan Helgason from Molten Lava! and Pet  Blessings, who form the backbone of Seas for their 11 date Western Canadian tour.

Hughes noted Moneen and Seas share some similarities.
“Most of Seas, Eric Hughes and Peter Krpan are also in Moneen, but it‘s different because I play a more of a songwriting role in Seas, while I didn’t in Moneen, because Kenny (Bridges, Moneen vocalist/guitarist) is such a great songwriter. But there are some similarities. I come from a more ’90s indie rock perspective,” he said.

“ And I’m more the atmosphere guy. I produced the album and Crisp asked me to play guitar with the band,” added Adrian Mottram,  who is also in the band Sights and Sounds.
“I’m happy to just play guitar in Seas. I’m more of a songwriter in Sights and Sounds,” he said.
 They have played Lethbridge a lot.
“Moneen used to play  Lethbridge a lot in the 2000s,” Hughes said.

“And Seas played the Slice about five years ago. So we’re looking forward to coming back and hanging out with people, meeting people and having some pizza,” he continued.
Mottram is  looking forward to filming some video footage for a couple of the songs.

“Alberta is a great place to get video. I’d like to get video for ‘Plans,’ ‘Without a Sound, and maybe ‘Soft Whisper.’ And if we time it right , I can get a sunset in the Kananasskies,” He enthused.
“ We‘re playing the Owl this time and we’ve never been there,” Mottram continued.

They want to make the most out of the experience.
“We‘re flying in on Tuesday (Nov. 13) and jamming for a couple of days  with Craig and Tristan and heading out,” Hughes said.

“Hopefully we’ll be able to catch a CFL game along the way too as we’re in Winnipeg, Regina and Calgary,” Mottram enthused.

“It’s a great opportunity, being on tour. We have to take advantage of it when we’re co-ordinating with bosses and day jobs,” he continued.

“ I love this album. It’s upbeat so it’s a lot of fun to play,” Hughes said.
Seas play the Owl Acoustic Lounge, Monday, Nov. 19 with local alternative rock trio the Supervoid. Admission is by donation.


— by Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor
Last Updated ( Monday, 12 November 2018 23:55 )  
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