Johannesburg in South Africa isn't perhaps the first city that Brits pinpoint as being a centre for prolific rock music exports, but Seether appear to be going all out to dissuade this trend. Formed in 1999 as Saron Gas, founder members Shaun Morgan and Dale Stewart quite rightly changed the band's name in 2002 to Seether, which is far more in keeping with their sound.
Shortening their moniker certainly hasn't harmed their reputation of being a formidable live act, be it in South Africa, Canada or New Zealand, their key stamping grounds. Their take on alternative, grunge, funk, metalcore, call-it-what-you-like-core translates well on stage, as well as on CD/download. Albums such as last year's 'Holding Onto Strings Better Left To Fray' (their fifth) continue to ship steadily - it sold 300,000 units in the US - and the single 'Country Song' occupied South Africa's top-slot for one-fifth of 2011, an impressive 11 weeks.
So UK, what are you waiting for? They've got to be worth an ear warming, yes? Well, you'll get a chance with the release of new single 'No Resolution', a remarketing of last year's album and a UK tour in November. The first stop on their short tour will be Camden on 15th November, followed by Manchester, Edinburgh and Birmingham. We will have tickets on sale from 9am on Friday 20th July, priced at £14.50 for regionals and £16.50 for London.