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LISTEN: Stream Seahawks' New LP
Laurie Tuffrey , May 13th, 2014 11:55

Hear Paradise Freaks, out now on Ocean Moon, in its entirety

Astral-minded oceanographers Seahawks last week released their second album, Paradise Freaks, out on their own label Ocean Moon, and have kindly given us a full stream. The duo, Jon Tye and Pete Fowler, have been hugely prolific - starting out with 'Omega Beach', their ace Don Henley-Oneohtrix Point Never meltdown, and producing countless remixes of the likes of The Horrors and Tim Burgess - and have now laid down a new full-length dispatch from their titular paradisiacal island, floating somewhere between Koh Phi Phi and the Sea of Tranquility we'd venture.

Both Burgess and The Horrors' Tom Furse join the cast of Paradise Freaks, in fact, the former contributing vocals, alongside Maria Minerva, Indra Dunis of Peaking Lights and Nick Nicely, and the latter laying down some overdubs, making for a beautiful swathe of tropical electronica. The songs glide in between ambient waves, alto sax zephyrs blowing over sun-melted analogue synths, and some dubbier cuts, such as the title track and the ace, aerated 'Drifting', anchored down by some fine bass heft and aquatic guitar purls, treading a line between louche soundscapes and some more meditative points, notably Nicely's hazed 'Electric Waterfalls'.

Listen above and get hold of it from the band's website here. Seahawks will be playing Kendal Calling and Festival Number 6, as well continuing a DJ residency every other month at the Big Chill bar on London's Brick Lane, while Fowler also has a residency at the Hand Of Glory on Amhurst Road, with his next set this Saturday, May 17.