SEAWORTHY ARTICLE IN TIME OFF MAGAZINE (AU)
May 27 2009
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SYDNEY'S SEAWORTHY BEGAN LIFE IN A LOUNGE ROOM AND RECENTLY MOVED TO A BUNKER. MATT O'NEILL SPOKE TO FOUNDING MEMBER CAM WEBB ABOUT THE BAND'S ONGOING HOMELESSNESS.
It's popularly acknowledged that there are very few undiscovered territories left in art. The general evolution of creativity that has developed exponentially over the course of human advancement has slowed considerably in recent years as something resembling order has fallen upon the cacophony of creatives inhabiting the world – with even the most unconventional of practitioners fitting into the construct. It's almost impossible to conceive of an artist acting independent of some variety of similarly-minded scene or setting. Sydney's Seaworthy, however, demonstrate the superficial nature of such pessimistic conclusions.
"I think the tricky thing for artists like Seaworthy is connecting to people," Seaworthy guitarist/composer Cam Webb muses. "I mean, particularly in Australia, those usual means of connecting to your audience are somewhat difficult. It's not the kind of music that's going to get regular radio play. It's kind of funny – I struggle with what to call my music. The music that I'm making is generally what I consider to be made by electronic musicians and soundscape style artists but because I'm using 'traditional' instruments it sometimes gets referred to as post-rock or even indie. I think it's hard getting people to hear you."