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    Seafood Biography

    Seafood was born when the quartet convened at Highbury Corner on August 31st, 1996. Long term friends Charles and David, already in another band at this stage, had advertised for a female bassist and a male drummer. Unfortunately for their aesthetic visions, only two candidates responded - a male bassist (Kevin) and a female drummer (Caroline).

    A successful audition led to a first gig, for Save the Children (through HMV) at Dublin Castle in March '97. Further gigs spawned from this inauspicious beginning and debut single Scorch Comfort was released on Fierce Panda in January '98. This was followed by Psychic Rainy Nights, and then the remarkable Porchlight in July. 1998 also saw the release of mini-album Messenger in the Camp, a collection of the singles and radio session tracks, and appearances in NME and Melody Maker plus on Radio 1 and Xfm. There were live performances with the likes of Idlewild, Kenickie, and Ash (not to mention a set on the Melody Maker Stage at Reading).

    The early months of 1999 were spent predominantly writing new material in between holding down full time jobs. The result was Easy Path, released in June, which debuted at no.93 in the charts, and coincided with a national tour supporting the Llama Farmers... Since then, the band has officially signed a full contract to the newly expanded Fierce Panda Records, so at last becoming full time rock gods (?). An appearance at the Reading/Leeds Æ99 festival has been followed by a tour with Idlewild culminating at the London Astoria at the end of September. The latest single, This is not an Exit was released in October, and received airplay on both Xfm and the Radio 1 Evening Session. The first album proper, entitled Surviving the Quiet is set for release early next year...

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