By Haley Biermann
Headrush TV chatted it up with Seaway’s lead singer Ryan Locke. From the band’s upcoming third studio album release to their long list of tour dates to complete, the Seaway members are without a doubt keeping themselves busy.
Seaway is based in Canada and comprised of members Ryan Locke (lead vocals), Patrick Carleton (rhythm guitar, co-vocals), Andrew Eichinger (lead guitar, backing vocals), Adam Shoji (bass guitar), and Ken Taylor (drums).
The band just wrapped up their Australian tour with With Confidence. The last stop was in Perth on August 26. Ryan Lock told Headrush, “It was our first time in Australia. We’ve done so many American tours and tours in the UK when we knew what we were getting into. To go to Australia for the first time felt really fresh.”
But Seaway doesn’t want to stop their seafaring at the land down under. With Vacation due out September 15 via Pure Noise Records, the band is hoping for many more travel opportunities.
Locke said, “Just today we announced a tour in Japan. We’re all wicked excited to play some shows over there. Moving forward we want to go to a lot of new places… We really want to get down to South America. There’s a lot of European cities we’ve never been to and we want to get to as many new places as we can with this new record.”
In fact, the band is open to not only new experiences abroad, but also to those regarding their sound. Locke called Vacation a “big change in Seaway” admitting, “We’re very out of our element on this one.” The album was recorded in Los Angeles rather than Toronto, the band’s usual studio session location. The band lived in LA together for a month to complete the recording process.
“We’d wake up in the morning, talk about the record, we’d go record all day, and then come home and talk about it. If it wasn’t about the music, it’d be about album artwork or music videos. Constantly being immersed in it 24/7 was a great advantage for us.”
Locke also explained the inspiration behind the new album stating, “We’ve never really been the band to jump on any trends going on in the scene. We kind of go for a bit of a throwback 90s punk rock kind of vibe. There are certain songs on Colour Blind that touch on it, but for Vacation, we were ready to go full blown. Let’s make this record the record we’ve been waiting to make.”
Seaway doesn’t have much of a break after Australia! The band begins their US tour with Four Year Strong this Wednesday, September 6 in Portland, Maine. Locke said, “Vacation is probably the best record we’ve ever written. I hope everyone likes it.” If you want to see Seaway with some music that is sure to impress, check out tour dates here!