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Sarah Peacock of In the heady days of the early 90s, a wave of intrepid bands made unexpected connections between postpunk, the electronic reverberations from the early days of acid house and the sonic sculptures crafted by classic producers like Phil Spector, which coalesced into the genre known as “shoegaze”. Conceived by Mark Clifford and Sarah Peacock, Seefeel emerged as the black sheep of this movement. Seefeel’s self-titled album released February 1, 2011 on the legendary Warp Records demonstrates that they have held true to their commitment to not record a new Seefeel album until they could present something truly new. Seefeel’s co-founder, Sarah Peacock, shares more about this seminal band and its influences. LS: Describe the genesis of Seefeel. SP: In 1991 Mark found Justin through an advert he'd left on the notice board at Goldsmith's College (people wanted to make beautiful music with), and me through an ad I placed in the NME (people wanted to join or form band, MBV, SY etc).! He rang up and asked me if I

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liked the Cocteau Twins as well. I said yes, so he sent me!a demo they'd made with Mark Van Hoen.! We met up and started rehearsing.! We found Daren through Goldsmiths as well, and arrived at our sound after much experimentation.! Mark!met E-da when he moved to Brighton, and asked him, and later Shige,!to join when we reunited in 2008. LS: What music ignites your creativity? SP: I'm a pop fan at heart, but I also love more 'difficult' music from Berg and Messiaen through Beefheart!to Autechre. LS: Who are you favourite 'mainstream' musicians?! Why? SP: Mark and I have a massive admiration for a lot of R&B artists and producers - Beyonce, MIA, Timbaland, Neptunes etc - who are imaginative and experimental

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Burner Magazine: The MUSIC Issue  

On March 1, 2011, Burner Magazine is excited to unveil Burner 03: The Music Issue, with editorials and features of Yoko Ono, Saul Williams,...

Burner Magazine: The MUSIC Issue  

On March 1, 2011, Burner Magazine is excited to unveil Burner 03: The Music Issue, with editorials and features of Yoko Ono, Saul Williams,...

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