Seas of Mirth have been stamping their own mark on modern music for the last decade, mixing up styles and genres while also being known for their aquatic twist. The band’s sound has been taken to a new level on their third album Sub Marine Dreams. Recorded at London’s Total Refreshment Centre by producer Capitol K (known for his work with The Comet Is Coming, Flamingods, Alabaster dePlume) this is a deep-ocean inspired odyssey and various sub marine themes lurk within each of the ten linked tracks. There is a new release in preparation for 2023 as well, with the same team on board and plenty more excitement in store.
With an extensive instrumental checklist, the sonic span widens into areas of psyche, dark funk, jazz, disco, ambient, latin, club beats and chime-pop. The prog-folk elements remain from their first two records, but this time around, comparisons have been made to the likes of Cardiacs, Stereolab, Talking Heads, Parliament/Funkadelic, Gong, Moulettes, Henge, Animal Collective and Frank Zappa.
After waiting a while, the ‘Mirth took their most ambitious 45 minutes of song craft on tour in 2021 and this has carried all the way through 2022 and beyond. Live, there is a huge emphasis to bring the tunes to life in an enthralling sensory experience, made possible with big luminous sea creature props emerging through the course of the set, and various interactive opportunities for the crowd – this may even include a tug of war! Throughout the years, Seas Of Mirth have played at festivals such as Glastonbury, Boomtown, Bearded Theory, Bestival, Nozstock, Isle Of Wight, Solfest and Beat Herder as well as many UK and European tours to much acclaim.