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Seismic State - Single Review: Since We Last Spoke

19 Aug 2019 // A review by Lexa.Dixon

Wellington is no stranger to the world of rock, and with a slick intro that captivates you from the beginning, Seismic State's new single Since We Last Spoke is nothing short of exceptional.

The catchy lyrics and outstanding instrumentals make this one tune that I could listen to over and over again. I constantly found something new in each playback which kept it lively and interesting. I believe Since We Last Spoke could easily become a fan favourite, especially when performed live.

Indicative of the likes of other local Wellington acts Merrin and Curlys Jewels, the vocals in this song are absolutely stunning and Seismic State wouldn't be out of place supporting some of the larger acts that NZ has on offer.

I'm definitely looking forward to hearing more from Seismic State, they have a bright future ahead of them.

Rating: ( 4 / 5 )
 

About Seismic State

Formed in early 2018 by former members of Auckland band Dirty Riot; Sai (guitar) and Liam (bass) were joined by Matthijs (drums) and Nicole (vocals & guitar) to complete the Seismic State line up. In late 2020 Rogina replaced Nicole on lead vocals and rhythm guitar, the band quickly set about writing new material and booking shows. In June 2021 Seismic State supported Auckland rockers Dead Favours for the Wellington leg of their Riffing & Yelling tour.

Seismic State’s debut EP, State of Things, was released in September 2019. All four tracks off the EP receive airplay on NZ radio and internationally with Genius, the first single, leading the charge by reaching #47 on The Generator FM’s weekly airplay chart for the week ending 31 May 2020. Genius also held down the #58 spot in The Generator FM's 2020 Kiwi 101 chart.

Their style mixes rock with elements of funk, blues, progressive and alternative; combining riff oriented guitar with melodic bass lines and driving drum rhythms to form a foundation for creative vocal melodies and thought-provoking lyrics. The result is an accessible and sonically pleasing brand of music not often found in the rock scene.

Visit the muzic.net.nz Profile for Seismic State

Releases

State of Things
Year: 2019
Type: EP

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