Mark Seymour Blog – September 2012

Information: Mark Seymour blogs about upcoming releases.

Author: Mark Seymour.

Date: 18 September 2012.

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Sideshow Alley “Castlemaine”
September 18th, 2012

Hi Crew

Here’s a live spot of the Undertow playing “Castlemaine” in a Melbourne alley. Thanks to the fine work of our friends at “Sideshow Alley” for knocking it up… don’t mind the mix neither..”


Seventh Heaven Club
September 18th, 2012

“Seventh Heaven Club” is the new album from Mark Seymour and the Undertow…Rapidly approaching completion. Glockenspiel overdubs in progress on the acid soul extravaganza…”Nobody’s Superman”…I had to escape the studio for a few minutes…The producer’s imagination was running wild on cups of tea and bikkies. I’m having a quiet moment in the weed strewn backyard, contemplating this new direction our music is taking…….

Shortening ‘Superman’. An edit is required. I can go on a bit sometimes. When you write a lyric, it’s better to lean on the lean side I think…I’m no Dylan..Say something once, why say it again and again? So, a Verse will go and it won’t be missed….

Our version of Concrete Blonde’s “Caroline” features some very animated bass from the normally retiring Johnny Favaro of Yarraville. That’s the thing about Favaro….Nobody knows when he’ll pop out of his shell…