EN The latest in an amazing well of young British electronica talent, Berlin based producer Seams looks like he’s well on the way to becoming the cream of the crop with the announcement that he’ll be signing to eclectic London label Full Time Hobby. Home to such artists as Fujiya & Miyagi, Malcolm Middleton and School of Seven Bells, the label’s open boundaries are ideal for Seams – also known as James Welch – whose pop electronica retains strong links with a more traditional songwriting ethos.
Seams has already managed to fit a whole lot into his burgeoning creative journey, from tours with the likes of Gold Panda, Dam Mantle and I Break Horses, to a session with Huw Stephens and releases with Tough Love and Pictures. He really came to prominence last year with 12” ‘Focus Energy/Motive Order,’ the spidery hooks of each gradually sprawling outwards into an all-encompassing late night club sound – a progression that is notable again on new track ‘Potential’, taken from a forthcoming EP due this summer.
FR Il est Anglais mais a choisi Berlin comme terre d'accueil pour pondre ce que beaucoup considèrent le futur de l'électronica britannique. Signé sur le label Full Time Hobby (Fujiya & Miyagi, School of Seven Bells), SEAMS, de son vrai nom, James Welch, a bénéficié d'une liberté totale pour faire confortablement cohabiter écriture pop et expérimentation électronique, notamment sur le maxi, « Focus Energy / Motive Order » ou encore sur le double maxi « Tourist / Sleeper ».