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Seafret have come full circle. The Northern duo – Jack Sedman and Harry Draper – took on the world, releasing debut album ‘Tell Me It’s Real’ in 2016. It’s a record dominated by their move to London, signing to a major label, and plunging head-first into an industry they could scarcely understand.
Now it’s just them. Seizing their independence, the pair returned to their hometown to work on their new material. “I strongly believe that we’ve needed everything that’s happened to us,” insists Jack. “To move down there, be independent, and survive in London… We needed all that."
Staying off-grid, Seafret left fans in anticipation for their next move. “We’ve been in the studio a lot, we’ve been writing all the time,” reveals Harry. “sometimes it's best to stand back a little bit. We were going flat out.”
Removing themselves from the corporate machine, Seafret aren’t answerable to anyone but themselves. “We’ve always rebelled against that,” Jack insists. “As soon as we came out of that pressurised zone we started writing songs, because we weren't being told to write songs."
The duo have never been so productive, and so in-demand; live shows will see out the summer, before Seafret bring their new album into focus. “It makes you work harder,” Harry says. "the whole process has felt much more rewarding and we have so much more control now.” he says
“That’s the position we’re in right now,” his band mate nods. “we both love what we do and can't wait to get back on the road!"