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Interview – Nathan Seeckts

Nathan’s new EP ‘ A Man Possessed’ is available now.

 

Who are you and what are you doing here??)

Nathan Seeckts, I’m a singer/songwriter based out of Geelong in Victoria.

 

When did you know you wanted to pursue music as a career?

I don’t know about a ‘career’, but music has always been a huge part of my life from a very early age. I’d say I’ve probably taken my ‘career’ more seriously over the past 5 or 6 years. I’m definitely putting in a lot more thought about how to go about creating better songs these days.

 

How would you describe your music?

Stories with chords and a melody.

 

If you had to choose one song you’ve written that best defines your sound which one would it be?

I’d say that Tigerlily, which is the first single from the new EP, is probably the best definition of my sound to date. I really dig the narrative in that one and personally I think it’s a pretty cool song.

 

In this day and age where anyone is pretty much able to pick up an instrument, what would you say sets you apart from the rest?

That really is a loaded question isn’t it? There are a million and one dudes out there in their thirties with beards and acoustic guitars, so that’s probably not it. I think that kind of question is better left for the listener to decide don’t you?

 

Where are people able to hear your songs?

Bandcamp (www.nathanseeckts.bandcamp.com), iTunes and Spotify.

 

Are you playing any shows anytime soon?

I’m about to head over to the USA for a couple of months to travel, so I’ll try my best to work my way onto some shows to promote the new EP and make some contacts for further down the track when I want to head back over.

 

What is your proudest moment/greatest achievement as a musician? 

I’m most proud of the fact that I’ve self-produced/self-released all of my own work during my time as a solo artist. Each time I’ve recorded, I’ve learned more about the process and about song writing, plus I’ve been able to make use of the wonderful friends I’ve made along the way to help me out with additional parts and instruments.

 

Tell us 3 bands that we should be listening to/be keeping an eye out for?

Bec Stevens, Adeline Pines, Lachlan Hicks