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They’ve been dubbed dream pop, and the lush, filmic sound of The Sea the Sea, who’s members include Brookes staff and alumni, will provide an atmospheric feel among the artefacts and art work of the Ashmolean. With their layered, indie sound, they’re following in the footsteps of well known Oxford alt greats including Radiohead and Foals, and well worth checking out on the night.
Introduce yourself then
Matthew Clarkson (vocals/synths), David Freeman (guitars/synths), Danny Crane-Brewer (guitars), Stu Norfolk (drums) and Marcus Breese (bass)
Tell us a bit about your style/musical influences
Indie rock influenced by Talk Talk, Brian Eno, Wild Beasts, Talking Heads, Boards of Canada, Maps and Atlases and post-punk/new wave
Who are your musical heroes?
Jonny Greenwood and Kanye West
What’s the best gig you’ve ever played?
Headlining the Port Mahon late last year was pretty fun
We're consummate professionals
What’s your musical ambition?
To be able to keep making records on our own terms
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