'There's a level of songwriting that sets them apart': Polydor signs Sea Girls

'There's a level of songwriting that sets them apart': Polydor signs Sea Girls

Polydor has signed rising indie-pop band Sea Girls

The label has partnered with the group for a worldwide multi-album deal. Their debut is expected in Q1 2020.

Sea Girls will drop their first single with Polydor today (May 7). As well as being serviced to streaming services, Damage Done is set to be aired as Annie Mac’s Hottest Record In The World on BBC Radio 1 tonight.

Polydor co-president Ben Mortimer said: “There’s been a lot of discussion about how more traditional bands can’t work in the modern streaming ecosystem. But if we’re honest with ourselves, perhaps there just haven’t been bands around that are good enough to cut through. With Sea Girls there’s already a level of songwriting that sets them apart. And that will only get better. Which is why we just had to be involved. I am ecstatic that they chose to be a part of the Polydor family.”

I am ecstatic that they chose to be a part of the Polydor family

Ben Mortimer

Polydor also has high hopes for indie-rock singer Sam Fender, whose debut Hypersonic Missiles is released in August.

Sea Girls have lined up UK festival appearances including Community Festival, TRNSMT, Kendal Calling and Reading & Leeds Festival. The band play a headline tour in October, including O2 Forum Kentish Town (October 10).

PHOTO: (L-R) Ben Mortimer, Semera Khan (creative director, Polydor), Rachel Chapman (Radiate Management), Andrew Noswad (Sea Girls), Henry Camamile (Sea Girls), Oli Khan (Sea Girls), Rory Young (Sea Girls), Tom March (co-president, Polydor), Lucy Dann (head of marketing, Polydor), Ali Tant (senior marketing manager, Polydor), Ollie Hodge (director of A&R, Polydor), Jon Chapman (Radiate Management)

Photo credit: Carsten Windhorst

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