BY MATTHEW BURDITT
Oakville pop-punk band, Seaway has made quite the name for themselves over the past year. They released their second full-length album, Colour Blind in October 2015 on Pure Noise Records and since then the band has skyrocketed.
The band, consisting of vocalist Ryan Locke, guitarist/vocalist Patrick Carleton, guitarist Andrew Eichinger, bassist Adam Shoji and drummer Ken Taylor knew each other from school before forming in 2011, playing shows around the GTA to a growing pop punk scene that would ultimately guide them to success.
“The scene was really cool at the time and a lot of kids were coming to shows,” says Locke. “Older bands were playing pop punk so there were a lot of shows for us to get on at the time.”
Since their formation, the band has released two albums, an EP and have toured around the world with big name pop punk bands like Neck Deep, The Wonder Years and Real Friends. The band still finds time to play in Canada, and have played Toronto five times in the past year.
Coming up, Seaway will be doing a full U.S. tour opening for Simple Plan’s 15-year anniversary tour of their album, No Pads, No Helmets… Just Balls.
“It was very up in the air for a long time because it didn’t fit with our schedule and then one day we were on the tour. Later on, we found out it was an anniversary tour afterwards and we lost it. For all of us, that’s our favourite Simple Plan record.”
Right now, Seaway are in the process of making a brand new album. Currently, they are working on demos with Derek Hoffman and Alan Day (of Four Year Strong), who produced their last album.
“We’re writing and demoing songs and are going out to L.A to record this time,” says Locke. “We are going for the same vibe as Colour Blind but at the same time, we’re going for a different sound so it’ll be cool. We’re really excited about it.”
The band will be recording in the spring with Mike Green, who has worked with All Time Low, Sum 41, 5 Seconds of Summer, etc. Their next Canadian show will be in London on March 12 with Simple Plan and Set It Off before the three bands head out on their United States tour.