Tori Zietsh and Daniel Pinkerton are Seavera. We’re stoked to be premiering ‘Make Me Uncomfortable’, a slice of the Melbourne duo’s forthcoming EP. How the band came together is a nostalgic, coincidental and fascinating story. The two met as young teens in northern New South Wales – but it wasn’t until years later, after moving into the same street in Melbourne they reconnected musically.
Simple finger-picking works as a skeleton for Zietsh’s gorgeous vocals to weave around. The sound is sculpted out further with spacious beats and the layering of delicate touches, blossoming with its chorus. ‘Make Me Uncomfortable’ taps into the fragile yet mighty sounds heard in the work of artists such as Emma Louise and Daughter. According to the band, the track was born from ‘playing around with acoustic guitars and random things they found in Dan’s back yard’ and forged in makeshift studios across Fitzroy.
The duo recently won a competition hosted by Pieater. It aimed to give back to independent musicians, with the spoils including mentoring by the Pieater team as well as recording, mixing, and mastering of a track at Bellbird Studios. As a result of this collaboration, Tori and Dan will be working with Tom Iansek and Jo Syme of Big Scary and Tom Fraser from Pieater to create a special track set for release later this year.
If a new EP, a Pieater collaboration and a stunning new single are anything to go by; 2018 is set to be the year of Seavera.
A few words about make me UNCOMFORTABLE:
“Every so often we meet someone who inspires us to live more authentically, to listen to ourselves more deeply, and this song was written about one of these awakenings” – Tori Zietsh.
Listen to ‘Make Me Uncomfortable’:
Make me uncomfortable is available on digital stores this friday.
Seavera’s debut EP will be released on March 2nd. They’ll be supporting Woodes at the following shows:
Friday March 2nd – Leadbelly, Sydney
Saturday March 3rd – The Toff In Town, Melbourne
Saturday March 10th – Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane