Seafret (Jack Sedman and Harry Draper) formed in 2011, after meeting at an open mic night near their hometown of Bridlington. Upon the release of their debut project, Give Me Something, it was clear they were on to something. The EP opens with the title track, a beautifully wrought composition of tender guitar picking, ghostly cries and Sedman’s own affecting tenor. A year later, in 2015, they released their astounding Oceans EP. Accompanied by a video starring Game of Thrones’s Maisie Williams as a bullied teen, the lead single “Oceans’‘ remains a fan favourite, with over 150 million Spotify streams and 95 million YouTube views.
Seafret’s debut album, 2016’s Tell Me It’s Real, charted in the UK and received positive reviews from critics, who praised its “moments of real beauty” and delicate emotion. They created their second album, 2020’s Most Of Us Are Strangers, over eight weeks in a Glasgow studio with producer Ross Hamilton. It received praise from publications including The Times, which singled out the band’s “quality songwriting” and accomplished sound.
Anywhere From Here EP, the “Side A” of the band’s forthcoming third album, is a stunning collection of intricately woven songs that show just how far they’ve come since their formation. These are vividly realised portraits; love letters to the band’s family and friends. Produced by Draper with Cam Blackwood (Florence and the Machine, George Ezra, London Grammar), the EP pares back Seafret’s folk-influenced sound and offers something altogether that is both intimate and expansive. The instrumentation is rich and warm, while Sedman’s lyrics show a newfound maturity. “In a year your face will change/ Cos nothing stays the same/ We’re perfect at this age,” he sings. “I will miss these golden years one day.”