TUNE uh - Seasick In Salts (Radio Edit)
UK sister-brother duo uh launch the next official radio single, and title track, off their debut EP “Seasick In Salts” via PRAH Recordings. This follows the release of the full EP and the “Starchild” single, which gained early support including Gideon Coe (BBC 6Music) and John Kennedy (Radio X), Popmatters and Hot Press.
uh display a preternatural ability to ground long-form composition and experimental production in traditional songwriting and then wrap it up superbly in pastoral melodies and cryptic lyricism. The EP is packed with the reference points that have made their live show so fun - space-dub, rubbery synths, blissed out grooves, squelches and bleeps.
Siblings Dominic and Fionnuala Kennedy grew up in Harlesden in North West London, where their parents had moved from the west coast of Ireland before they were born. However, they both spent a great deal of time back in their ancestral homeland growing up, taking in the countryside and absorbing its parallels to their bustling metropolis upbringing – something that’s undoubtedly seeped into their music.
About this single, the duo explain: ““Seasick in Salts is lyrically inspired by Romeo's last speech in Romeo and Juliet. Unintentionally it took on a kind of seasick attitude - being lost out and sea and feeling a bit wonky from the constant movement, delirium struck. We enjoy playing this tune live because we can send ourselves into a frenzy with it - it's generated several different musical episodes, additional to the original, in live performance.”
‘uh’ is one of the most common sounds heard in the English language. An imitative that holds no linguistic meaning, it’s nevertheless a sound recognised by everyone; it could be a hesitation, an exclamation of distrust, a grunt of effort. For Dominic and Fionnuala it’s this ambiguity of the term that draws them to it.