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DeadSet Records 12/05

SEEK HARBOUR: Far From Home

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Words by Jimmy Glinster

Here we go, another post hardcore disc. This one by the UK lads Seek Harbour is Far From Home. Oh, and that’s what it’s called, too.

It kicks off sounding nothing like a post hardcore album and more like a pop album by someone like Coldplay. Then it gets a bit screamy, but the music doesn’t really get heavy or anywhere close to anything that I would call core. If it wasn’t for the angsty screams here and there it would be quite radio friendly, pop radio friendly. The track is called Dagger Like Eyes, which is a way scarier name than the actual track.

Next up is Wolves, and this one actually sounds poppy enough to be an Ed Sheeran song. That’s if the filthy ranga got a bit angry and let out a scream or two here and there. When it does heavy up, if that’s what you’d call it, it takes on a very melodic feel which throws me back home to the sounds of Dead Letter Circus. It’s a well-written song up until the bridge, but then the “heavy” section for some reason loses structure and almost sacrifices the song.

Title track Far From Home keeps with the tempo and vibe of the EP so far. It’s possibly the most melodic track yet, and I’m guessing it’s the single. The screams throughout might stop it from reaching the mainstream, which is unfortunate, because it’s not really heavy enough for the heavy/alternative scene.

Apart from the odd scream sections, I’m struggling to find where this band fits into the “hardcore” genre.
TY (FBMH) is the last track on the 4 track EP. And I have no idea what the title means, maybe Thank You (Fat Bastards Mums Hot)? I very much doubt that, but fuck me that would be a great song title. Anyway, this appears to the ballad of the EP or at least the slowest and possibly the nicest song. As it tuns out, TY (FBMH), may just mean Thank You For Bringing Me Home as per the finishing line of the song.

Well, that was nothing like what I expected when I read “Post-Hardcore”. I would not use the term Hardcore to explain it at all. What I think may have just happened is that Seek Harbour possibly just invented a new genre.

Let’s call it Post-Popcore!

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