SESHWYN IS DEAD. LONG LIVE SESHWYN.
Well, SESHWYN ROAD STUDIOS is dead, but the SESHWYN podcast will live on in all but the same location. It was an enjoyable run down in Tooting but like budding flowers we have outgrown the confines of our cramped living space and have decided to spread our roots elsewhere.
In order to properly celebrate and not mourn our loss, we chose to do a special themed episode for you lucky listeners. Hanra decided on a COVERS filled episode and I have now retrospectively tied it into the idea of new life & fresh takes of old ideas. It's as if we planned it (and trust me, we really didn't).
The EVERYTING SESHWYN playlist is growing by the month so if you're not following it then you're missing out on a collection of approximately 63% of the music we've ever played, plus the occasional sneak peak at tracks that are added before the podcast goes live.
Onto the more obscure/un-spotifyable tracks, first up we have Zachary Cole Smith's take on Sparklehorse's 1995 track 'Cow'. Cole is better known as the DIIV frontman and only recently posted this cover during his battle, and hopeful recovery, against drug addiction. I don't know where you are, and I know you're not reading this, but I hope you're doing better Cole. Keep getting better and keep making music.
Complete change of pace up next. Hanra played Linear Downfall's lively retelling of King Crimson's iconic '21st Century Schizoid Man'. Linear Downfall, in their own words, are 'an experimental band from Nashville, is known for seamlessly blending psychotic noise along with beautiful melodies.'
The track comes from a collaborative album covering the whole of King Crimson's 1969 debut In The Court Of The Crimson King which features other bands such as The Flaming Lips & SESHWYN favourite Stardeath & White Dwarfs.
Christy voted to play a David Bowie classic 'Ashes To Ashes' handled by the ever brilliant Warpaint. Eagle eye readers might note that this has also made the Playlist, however I included the studio version and not Christoph's preferred live version that features below. I try my best to please everyone.
Our podcast isn't complete without Hanra delving into some sort of obscure Japanese music each month, but fear not, he delivered the goods yet again. The 1964 hit 'Gloria' somehow made its way from Northern Ireland's THEM (famed for launching Van Morrison's career) to the so called Land of the Rising Sun for a J-rock garage reworking by The Fingers.
That's just about all from us for Episode 11 but fear not, despite the search for a new home, SESHWYN isn't going to break schedule so we'll be back in September for a bumper Episode 12 even if you don't want us to, just like school after a long summer holiday.
I should quickly give some Tooting shoutouts before the memory fades. Big up Meze (the falafel place), anyone who came down for the shoobz, and to Christy for paying the rent. RIP Leonard, gone too soon.
You can also follow us on Twitter (@SESHWYN) for more music and ridiculous fight proposals, and maybe even some Breakfast Lasagne™ if you're lucky. We're also open to requests, ideas and even guests hosts so hit us up.
Until next time - peace and love from us all. SESHWYN FOREVER.