Show Us Ya Tees: Sevsons
If you're a music lover, then chances are you've got a wardrobe full to the brim of band tees you cherish. Whether you wear them to rep your favourite artists today, or keep them as tattered, worn momentos, we all treasure our band merch - the unofficial uniform of music fans the world over. For this edition of Show Us Ya Tees, we caught up with Sevsons vocalist Rhys De Burgh off the back of their recent shows with Dead Letter Circus to find out what some of their favourite tees are.
If you'd like to know more about alt rockers Sevsons, who have shared the stage with heavy hitters such as Caligula's Horse, Closure In Moscow and Circles, grab their newest single 'Evolution' out now, or catch them at an upcoming show (below).
I’m a huge Birds of Tokyo fan and think they’re absolute wizards when it comes to writing tunes. Safe to say I was absolutely blown away by their ‘Anchor’ EP, which seems to have been a bit of an experimental piece they wrote based more on synth and electronic elements. I picked this bad boy up at the Sydney show when they toured the EP and also scored myself a setlist thanks to my manically abusing a security guard until he handed it to me (totally worth it).
This is a Four Year Strong tee that I got on the 10-year anniversary tour of their album ‘Rise or Die Trying’. That album was a hugely influential album for both myself and our bassist Harrison during high school, as it blended such catchy melodies with these cracking pop-punk riffs and breakdowns (check out ‘Heroes Get Remembered, Legends Never Die’ if you don’t believe me). I’d missed seeing FYS live a few times, so finally getting to see them live and playing this album in full was awesome.
This is a fantastic tee I picked up when I went and saw The Dead Love down at Rad Bar in Wollongong. These guys are absolutely sick live and they write some absolutely killer tracks. Good memories reside in this tee; at the Rad Bar show us Sevsons boys hoisted their front man Stevensauce up to crowd surf whilst he ripped a sweet guitar solo to finish the set. Epic stuff.
Now we come to the pièce de résistance, the band tee to rule all band tees; Karnivool’s ‘Themata’ anniversary tour tee. Karnivool’s ‘Themata’ album was the reason I started getting into progressive rock and was very much a catalyst for me joining a band again. I picked this up when I saw them play the ‘Themeta’ anniversary tour down in Wollongong, where I also almost pissed my pants in excitement because Ian Kenny sung the end of ‘Simple Boy’ directly to me. To paraphrase something that Kenny said that night ‘My friends, this is very special, because in this moment that we share, we will forever be here in this room together’. It sounded way more profound on the night but still; magical stuff.
Catch Sevsons at their next show in Wollongong, July 15h. Event info HERE.
Sevsons are a band who have been paving their own way to notoriety within Sydney’s alt-rock circles. With blistering live shows alongside some of the country’s best including Closure in Moscow, Circles and Caligula’s Horse, the four piece have elevated from buzz act to a formidable band with a lengthy career already in motion. Preparing to be back on east coast stages as support to Dead Letter Circus, Sevsons have worked up a storm of a new single with ‘Evolution’ which you can check out below: