If there is such a thing as perfect pop, Sekiden, on a stomach full of red cordial, would be fairly close to the mark. With their penchant for the sound of electronic synthesiser and keyboards of the late 70s and early 80s, Sekiden have developed their own brand of analogue pop, stealing from the past to create a new and better future.
Since their inception in late ’98 Sekiden have gone from strength to strength, inking a deal with Modular recordings in 2000. They released two critically acclaimed EPs Better Music Through Mathematics and Love Songs For Robots. The singles that were released instantly sprang into the hearts and minds of the listening public, receiving numerous weeks of high rotation on Australia’s biggest national radio station JJJ, ABC TV music show RAGE and FOXTEL Channel V for all three related singles. In conjunction with the releases, Sekiden played eleven consecutive national tours in two years, rocking the stages of the Big Day Out, Weekender, numerous pubs and clubs all over the continent, as well as the main stage at the Brisbane LIVID Festival and a bunch of live TV performances.
This year sees Sekiden embark on the second phase of their world domination plans, with the release of their much-anticipated long player Junior Fiction.
Well-known Brisbane producer Magoo, recognising good clean fun when he sees it, approached Sekiden and the pair hit it off straight away, forming the perfect pop partnership. The team went into hiding in Magoo’s secret studio to record eleven songs of pure pop that takes you everywhere from inside a Game Boy to a stadium Rock Show.
With the completion of phase two, Sekiden will move to phase three and hit the stage once more on their long anticipated tour to Canada and the USA, after which an Australian national tour will follow.
So keep one ear on the ground and the other on the receiver, February 10, 2004 Boompa Records will release Sekiden’s Junior Fiction!! Be ready.