Open Up Your Head Album Review
For the past few years, UK indie has been spitting out a stream of nice guitar bands like Londoners Sea Girls producing great music. Sea Girls are one of those bands who have, to be honest, been on our radar for a little while. It’s no surprise though because, at the moment, it feels like there isn’t a week that goes by without our inbox getting an email with new goings on with the band. Ramping up to the release of “Open Up Your Head” with the release of recent single “Forever”, it’s hoped that indie fans across the UK will be ready for the Sea Girls.
Thankfully, one spin of this album and you’ll find that the UK quartet are delivering everything indie fans will have wanted from the band and the album. Each song is packed full of easy-to-digest melodies, jangly synths and a just all-round pleasant experience. That is until you dig into frontman Lee Camamiles brutally honest, slightly dark lyrical subject matter. Tracks like “Do You Really Wanna Know”, “Lie To Me” and “Damage Done” might be an easy listen musically but, given the trauma the frontman has endured, and the album title, it’s no surprise to find him exploring some troubling places through his words. Not that it doesn’t fit the light, bouncy indie/pop the band churn out, far from it – this is a match made in heaven for indie fans who like their poppy indie packed with emotion. Romance, love, relationships, they’re all subjects explored by Camamile throughout the album and, while you get the feeling he’s writing from the heart, using “Closer” as an example, he delivers his words in an almost storyteller-type fashion.
Throughout the history books, the indie scene is littered with bands who write bouncy, summery pop fronted by singers who sounds like they’re wringing their hearts out in their lyrics. You know the kind of band we’re talking about? They get the lads pogoing about at gigs and festivals across the country and girls hanging off every word. In 2020, despite plenty of competition, listening to Camamile and his bandmates, it’s hard to deny that there couldn’t be a better album to lead indie/guitar pop into a new decade than “Open Up Your Head”.
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