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Sea Mouse is waiting for you

Sea Mouse, with Gisborne support act Set Waves at the Dome? Summer must be on its way.

Described on music.net.nz as a combination of Jack White and Led Zeppelin, with a touch of Alexei Sayle, Sea Mouse last rocked the Dome with a performance of its then recently-released album, Tropical Fish, featuring the window-shattering, crowd favourite, Rutherfords.

The three-piece is now to return with its garage rock infused psychedelia, driven by Seamus Johnson on vocals and guitar, Scott Maynard on bass and drummer Thomas Friggens.

Johnson has no particular axe to grind, statement to make, or theme to follow in his songs, he told the Guide in 2018.

“I draw everything from stuff that happens in life. I can be influenced by other artists when I listen to them.”

Sea Mouse will be joined by Gisborne support act Set Waves. Made up of Ricky Boyd (lead guitar), Jay Papworth (bass), Dylan Haley (rhythm guitar) and Robson Timbs (drums), the surf band plays instrumental 60s music inspired by the jangly-guitar and rolling drum sound.

Set Waves’ musicians play regular instruments like a regular rock band as does Sea Mouse who assures its listeners the band will “daze, confuse, and summon your inner animal”.

“Channelling the thunder and swagger of Jack White and Led Zeppelin and the lyrical subjects akin to Douglas Adams and Alexei Sayle, Sea Mouse is the reincarnation of the primitive, visceral electric blues that you’ve been missing out on,” says the band’s bio.

“Sea Mouse is waiting for you.”

Sea Mouse, plus support act Set Waves, the Dome Room, December 5, 8pm. Tickets $15 from undertheradar.co.nz or $20 on the door.

UNDER THE SEA: Garage rock infused psychedelic three-piece Sea Mouse’s lead vocalist/guitarist shows off the band’s sound that will “daze, confuse, and summon your inner animal” when Sea Mouse returns to Gisborne next week. Picture supplied