REVIEW: Seething Akira – Backlash (Single) by Carina Lawrence / Dark Art Conspiracy
Phpoto by Luke Bateman
Alternative hard rock ravers Seething Akira from Portsmouth, UK have unleashed their first massive anthemic single ‘Backlash’ featuring vocals from Olly Simmons of The Quemists, taken from their anticipated debut album out June 2017. The song is bold and full of angst with great lyrics like, “My blood vessels burst as I scream and curse, what have we become? What have we all done! This is my backlash!” it’s lyrics like this that help make it a live hit. It is addictive and infectiously catchy, aided by their strong and well executed use of electronic synths. I had the unforgettable experience of seeing them recently perform ‘Backlash’ live, and it was the perfect singalong party anthem, that got the crowd going wild. They are a band that need to be seen to be believed, especially in the live environment, where they truly thrive, being in their element. It’s no surprise that they have already supported the likes of Skindred, Hacktivist and Don Broco. With this hit single and their awaited debut on the way, Seething Akira look to cause a big commotion in 2017.
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‘Backlash’ was produced by vocalist Charlie Bowes, Rhys Fulber & Jim Davies, mastered by Greg Reely (Canada), and features Olly Simmons on vocals.
Live photo caption: A brilliant shot of Seething Akira capturing their mental set at Mammothfest Presents show with headliners Feed The Rhino (1/4/17) taken by Luke Bateman.
26th May, Breaking Bands Festival, Bromsgrove
27th May, Alma Inn, Bolton
24th June, La Fetes De La Musique, Belgium
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