Tramlines Friday 2019: The Seamonsters @ The Leadmill Stage

If was ever forced to pick a ‘favourite type’ of band to see live, I’d not have to look much further than The Seamonsters.

For me they tick all the boxes as they’re an all girl group, and they all come from Sheffield. They’ve got the job. They’ve been playing since 2013, after some of them met at a drama group, and were asked to play Seamonsters.

They took the instructions perhaps a little too seriously, wrote some songs, and here they are, six years later, playing the Leadmill Stage. Their glittery, jangly guitar-based sound reminds me of Altered Images, along with the much missed Sheffield band, Slow Down Tallahassee. And if you’ve been paying a modicum of attention, you might just have seen that they won the Best Unsigned Band award at the recent Exposed Awards, so they must be doing something right.

I was keen to see them, and was mightily impressed. Naomi Mann on lead vocals is a compelling presence on stage, but all six contribute in their own ways. Some punters may have come into the tent for shelter, but everyone was totally into them by the end of their set. They finished on a high, with their latest single ‘Blue Movie Baby’ and I’m convinced they are on their way for even more success.

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