Details surface for Seething Akira’s new EP, as well as a proper banging choon
Portsmouth crossover mentalists Seething Akira first came to our attention through a set at last year’s UK Tech Fest where, due to events entirely beyond their control, they effectively played without their electronics, somewhat dampening the show – but nevertheless, there was enough of a spark there to pop them onto our ‘ones to watch’ list.
Their first video, “Firepower“, was released last year and showcased their hardcore/dubstep (stepcore?) soundclash as well as an almost irrepressible sense of humour. Now the band are back with a video for “Paralysed” and more details of their debut EP.
The EP, titled Aggro Vito, will be released on June 2nd and will feature both “Firepower” and “Paralysed“, as well as a remix of the latter from everyone’s favourite knob-worrier, The Algorithm.
The EP has been produced by ex-Pitchshifter guitarist Jim Davis and – judging by these two tracks, harks back to the thriving UK crossover scene of the late-nineties, where bands like Pitchshifter, One Minute Silence and Senser (those with longer memories may also recall Papa Brittle, Hybrid UK and Smak Daddi too) kept people dancing right through the festival season.
As I’ve said before, it seems that crossover’s star is back in the ascendent – with a number of quintessentially British bands throwing guitars and electronic beats at each other again. This is deeply pleasing.
It seems to me that Aggro Vito could well set up Seething Akira, recently augmented to a five-piece by the addition of second guitarist Harvey, as the mischievous younger brothers of Guildford mob Black Futures – and along with Collisions and Sonic Boom Six, it’s starting to look like a proper scene again. Come in, djent, your time is up.
The new video shows more of this mischief. Resisting the call of the abandoned warehouse, the video is a ‘straight’ performance affair intercut with snippets of booze-related shenanigans. The track itself is a proper stomper that may well see metallers desperately trying to remember how to dance after a decade of metalcore.
So, without further ado, here it is:
The band have a hectic summer of gigs and festival appearances ahead of them, so if you like what you hear, check out their Facebook page for dates and break out your dancing pants.