31 January 2011

Fresh Meat Monday - The Sea Kings

Would you care to introduce yourself?

We are the Sea Kings, Brian on vocals and rhythm guitar, Nicky on lead guitar, Ralph on Bass and other noises and Stephen on drums.

How would you describe the music you make?


How did you start out making music?

I think as teenagers we all had an almost pathological desire to escape the humdrum and so were compelled to make music. Stephen and Nicky played in a brass band for God’s sake. Back then we’d have killed to be signed to a major label and now looking back we’re kind of glad we didn’t get that chance there’s a lot of bitterness and negativity towards the industry that we’ve missed out on. We’ve the best of both worlds now. Being signed to Iffyfolk means we can put records out without pressure simple as that.

What process goes into the way you write songs?

Love and hate. War and Peace. Death and Glory. Joy and Division. Crime and Punishment. Trial and Error. Decadence and Decline. Tooth and Nail. Mind and Matter. Over and Out.

What can people expect from your live shows?

From the fractiously high paced to doleful introspection we accommodate disco dancers and chin strokers alike.

What are you all listening to at the moment?

Brian – Beach House – Teen Dream
Nicky – Konono No.1
Stephen – The Burns Unit – Side Show
Ralph – John Grant - Queen of Denmark

What can we expect to see/hear from you in 2011?

Some Dark Matters EP out on Iffyfolk Records on the 29th January obviously and then we’ll start work on the album, we’ve got a wee cracker about Bible John we’re dying to get out. We’d also like to get a few festivals under our belt and gig further a field. Watch this space as they say.


Iffy Folk Records


  1. Anonymous1/2/11

    Great gig on Saturday guys.

  2. Anonymous2/9/11

    Saw these guys supporting The Cave Singers at King Tuts last month. They were brilliant (as were The Cave Singers)