Seething Akira [Interview]
Seething Akira are more than a badass name. They’ve spent the last couple of years pushing themselves in all directions, snapping up support slots with the likes of Hacktivist, Heart Of A Coward, Don Broco, Subsource, Sonic Boom Six, Skindred, and The Algorithm while working on a slowly growing set of winning recorded releases. Their latest, Airstrike, is out now, and reviewed on TMMP here. With the band swept up in a high-pressure post-release whirlwind, TMMP got them talking about their origin story, intimate tattoos, flying carpets, and Kanye West…
Your new single Airstrike is out now. How excited are you?
Our exciteometer is close to maximum! It’s been far too long since we’ve released new material, so we’re hyped to get it out there!
How would you describe your sound to an inebriated stranger?
What’s Seething Akira’s origin story?
Charlie was producing hip-hop for artists around the world for a couple of years, but then decided he wanted to hit the stage and also create a hybrid style. After finding Kit as the vocalist on the Isle of Wight, they basically just pushed hard to get gigs, and write tunes.
The big change came about 4 years in, when they recruited Stu as a live drummer. Since then things really stepped up with higher-exposure gigs and festival offers. The rest, as they say, is history.
You’re making a name for yourselves on the UK’s live circuit right now. What’s the most OTT thing that’s ever happened at a Seething Akira show?
Kit (vocals) got a tattoo of a fish on his gooch. You asked.
If money and good taste weren’t issues, what would your stage setup look like?
I’d have the entire cast of Game of Thrones holding a giant flying carpet, with us and Bono playing on it.
What’s the toughest thing about being in a band? What keeps you motivated?
Time! It’s so damn time consuming. This would be fine, but we all work, so there’s just not enough hours in the day (and night). Motivation is easy; we love what we do.
What’s your biggest ambition?
To have a Gregg’s with Kanye West.
For more about Airstrike, click here.
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