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Boo Seeka

Sydney duo with electronic beats and soulful vibes

Boo Seeka

The Dovecotes

Tue, March 7

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

Doug Fir Lounge

Portland, OR

$10.00 - $12.00

This event is 21 and over

Boo Seeka
Boo Seeka
BOO Seeka's synths and beats keeps the energy sizzling like a neon sign on the Miami strip. The Sydney hip-hop-psych-soul/dream-tronic project begun an outlet for a couple of musical experiments, a testing ground for new sounds. And it's growing, multiplying and producing delicious sounds. Their debut single, "Kingdom Leader" was premiered and featured as Song of the Week on HillyDilly.com. The track made blog and radio waves abroad with features on The Music Ninja and LaBelle Musique and received airplay on KCRW (California), and on XFM in the UK.

A song that drips sexual foreplay and massages the soul. A combination of pulsating synthsounds that bed down layered textures of electronic bass and percussive beats. The sonic stimulations throughout the track enthral, and asks you to delve deeper with every second of the song. The single peaked at #6 on the Australian iTunes Electronic chart. 'Kingdom Leader' was also placed on high rotation on Triple J and played on community stations around the country.

Influenced by the layerings and experimental beats of Major Lazer, the cool swagger of J-Dilla and The Seed 2.0's Cody Chestnutt's soulful vocal delivery. BOO SEEKA snaps up melodies and bounces them off hip-hop/R&B driven grooves and beats that vibe. After releasing 'Deception Bay' and 'Fool,' Boo Seeka proves that they are masters of stringing lush melodies with vibing beats. Both singles was put onto Triple J's rotation hit list it's week of release.

2015 have seen Boo Seeka tour the country with Kim Churchill, Sticky Fingers and SAFIA. Supporting each band on their respective National Tours around Australia. Followed by 2 SOLD OUT Headline single tours of the east coast. 2015 also included two 6 week tours of Europe, playing shows in Germany, Belgium, Switzerland and Holland and the UK. Supporting DMA's, Jarryd James, Kovacs in the EU and also showcasing at The Great Escape in the UK.

They're gearing up for their first album, to be released in the third quarter of 2016.
The Dovecotes
The Dovecotes
Portland power pop four-piece The Dovecotes recall freewheeling, halcyon days of early 90s Stumptown bands like Pond and Heatmiser. Instead of guitars aggressively propelling into the rock stratosphere, Hugh Jepson's vocals, delivered from dreamland, are the real catalyst, gently and slowly tugging the listener into outer space. Dovecotes' guitar stylings are quintessential indie: jangly yet melodically complex, providing that slow burn throughout the life of the tune.

The Dovecotes formed at the beginning of 2015 after releasing Humdrum, an album of home recordings by Hugh Jepson (vocals, guitar) and Dustin Stallings (guitar). They quickly enlisted the help of their friends Forest Gallien (bass) and Lukas Schneider (drums) to perform live. Throughout the rest of the year the band focused on playing shows around the NW region, and recording new material with Victor Nash at Destination: Universe!. They released three EP’s (DoReMi, Quiet Heat, and Idle Time) as part of Victor’s Digital 7-inch project, each with an A/B single.

In the summer of 2016 The Dovecotes set out to record their second album, Humorless. Spending eight days at Miracle Lake Studios with producer Skyler Norwood (Talkdemonic, Blind Pilot, Point Juncture WA) the band recorded their most cohesive set of songs yet, channeling the complex pop sensibilities of old and new influences such as Blur, Elliott Smith, and Helvetia. Jepson, the primary songwriter, focused on trimming the songs down to their most necessary parts while keeping the chord progressions and arrangements dynamic and unpredictable, shaped around lyrical themes of personal loss and social anxiety. The band is aiming to release the album in early to mid 2017.