Seyr

Seyr

Ambient London duo Seyr make minimalist abstract noise with shades of Burial or Warp’s Mount Kimbie. We spend 30 seconds with a pair hell bent on soundtracking the ‘human condition’…

Jim Ottewill
  • By Jim Ottewill
  • 3 Jul 2015
  • min read
Mysterious London pair Seyr make a huge abstract noise with shades of Warp electronic acts and post dubstep producer Burial.

With three collections of compositions unveiled, the duo shapeshift like lizards wizards through ethereal noise clouds, pastoral sonic scapes and more downtempo musical pastures. Live the band are even more exciting with an unpredictable, improvised element of their music coming to the fore.

PRS for Music was lucky enough to have the pair play a set in the organisation’s tent at the recent Glastonbury Festival. Look out for a future live session from the duo and read our highlights from this year's event. You can get to know Seyr in our 30 seconds interview below…

We first started writing music because…
John: That’s a hard question. I don’t really know.

James: I guess it was just something to do for me… I liked music through school so I stuck with it.

We have been making music since…
John: When we first met in late 2013. There was an instant connection there musically. Also socially, we’re good mates.

Our music is…
John: It’s what we want to hear. The music is on a journey of its own. We kind of let it take us wherever it pleases.

James: Sometimes that works out, sometimes it doesn’t.

You'll like our music if you listen to...
John: That’s a weird question for us. We’d have to let someone else answer that.

James: It’s up to the individual really whether they like it or not. Doesn’t really matter what you listen to.

Our favourite venue is…
St. Pancras Old Church, but on the condition the sound system is huge… Or the Roundhouse actually.

Music is important because…
John: It influences people to be creative. Everyone is and should be creative in his or her own right. Nothing is right or wrong.

James: Yeah and everyone listens to music. It’s a good icebreaker.

Our biggest inspiration is…
John: Lyrically for me it’s people and situations. Musically a lot of stuff, I couldn’t just hone in on one.

James: Yeah… Maybe Stevie Wonder we can hone in on this time

Our dream collaboration would be…
John: No idea… but we have some cool ones coming up.

James: I don’t really know… Someone we end up getting on with well is good enough for us!

To try us out, listen to our song…
James: We just finished a new EP. I reckon that’s a good one to listen to. Not out yet though. But in the meantime our last one Nights Without… pick a song any song.

If we weren’t making music we’d be…
Javelin Athletes.

In 10 years’ time we want to be...
Javelin Athletes.

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