Last August, Sea Girls treated us to their phenomenal debut album, Open Up Your Head. Just under a year on, the indie pop four-piece have shared the news of their enthralling and highly-anticipated new album Homesick, set for release 14th January 2022 via Polydor.
Open Up Your Head debuted at Number 3 in the UK charts and there’s no doubt Sea Girls will once again be shooting up the charts. Well and truly in their stride, Sea Girls show off the best of British indie pop. Henry Camamile, Rory Young, Andrew Dawson and Oli Khan are set to deliver thirteen measures of guitar driven pop brilliance, including two bonus deluxe tracks.
Not ones to shy away from expressive and raw lyrics, Homesick is set to be a deeply personal offering. At the start of the pandemic, lead singer Henry Camamile returned to his childhood home, finding himself facing and reflecting on events of the past. Exploring both the good and bad, the experience was cathartic. Fans of the band will be familiar with the gorgeous storytelling and emotion that is found within the candid lyrics Sea Girls share; and this new album is set to deliver that on another level.
“Sick is me listing things I’m pissed off with and feeling sorry for myself, it’s a growing up song where I realise I’m no longer a young child. It’s me in my bedroom at home ranting with my thoughts and going down the hole of being pissed” Henry said of the track. “I am sick of everything – from things I used to love through to things that feel vacuous, like consuming and buying. All these emotions are piling up and it’s me just asking for a reset, a childish solution”
While exploring some of his darkest moments, there’s a hugely uplifting sense of relief that comes from the album. Giving off a huge sense of gratefulness for survival, listening to Homesick will no doubt be a hugely therapeutic experience.
Premiered by Arlo Parks as the ‘Hottest Record’ on BBC Radio 1 and debuted live on the band’s frenetic mainstage slot at Latitude Festival, the infectiously honest Sick. gives us a small glimpse of what to come, with a new sense of added maturity and a hugely ambitious sound. One of the bands previous releases, This Is The End, drew a line under that part of the band’s story and this new sound marks something hugely exciting – there’s still a distinct Sea Girls sound with an exciting new twist.
“It was a turning point in the writing for this album where the songs became about worrying for other people and how they were feeling. The pivot where I started writing clearly with a bigger perspective. I literally feel myself growing up throughout this song”
Creating Homesick was no easy task. Teaming long-term producer Larry Hibbitt with Grammy Award winning Producers Jacknife Lee, Jonny Coffer and Cass Lowe to co-produce the record, Henry reflects on the process: “Imagine us locked down in the studio in rainy Brixton working with the producers remotely on the album in California’s Topanga Canyon. That clashing of worlds is the sound of this record, the DNA. Making an album this way, remotely and 5000 miles apart, was a crazy idea and shouldn’t have worked, but it did”
Sea Girls are easily one of the most exciting bands to have emerged in recent years. Acting as torchbearers for the next wave of musical talent, they’re a perfect level to look up to. In one way or another theres something for everyone. Their tracks deliver a huge anthem sound, that deserves to be sung along to and get people dancing.
Those lucky enough to have attended Latitude festival would have experienced Sick live and in all it’s glory. With festivals making their great return, the band will play 4th from headliners Catfish and The Bottlemen, Sam Fender and Aitch on the main stage of Reading (Friday) & Leeds (Saturday) Festivals later this month, giving fans another chance to hear this hugely exciting release live once again. Following festival appearances, Sea Girls will kick off their sold-out rescheduled UK tour dates in Leicester on October 7th, culminating with their biggest headline show to date at Brixton Academy on October 15th.
If you can’t get enough of Sea Girls, you can check out their upcoming tour dates below and pre-order Homesick in multiple formats here.
Fri 27th – Reading Festival, Main Stage
Sat 28th- Leeds Festival, Main Stage
Thur 7th – Leicester 02 Academy
Fri 8th – Newcastle 02 City Hall
Sat 9th- Glasgow Barrowland
Mon 11th – Birmingham 02 Institute
Tue 12th – Cambridge Corn Exchange
Thur 14th – Sheffield 02 Academy
Fri 15th – London 02 Brixton Academy
Sat 16th – Liverpool 02 Academy
Tue 19th – Oxford 02 Academy
Wed 20th – Leeds 02 Academy
Thu 21st – Manchester Academy 1
Homesick – Track Listing
SOMEONE’S DAUGHTER SOMEONE’S SON
SLEEPING WITH YOU
WATCH YOUR STEP (DELUXE FORMATS)
I GOT YOU (DELUXE FORMATS)