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Reptar: Sebastian

“Thrillingly good, off-kilter, art-pop” (Sunday Times)


“There’s a psychedelic vibe here, a sense of exploration which is mixed with the bravado, the imagination of Prince”(Clash Magazine)

Produced by Ben Allen (Animal Collective, Gnarls Barkley, Bombay Bicycle Club), “Sebastian” is a song about finding confidence and power in not fitting into the hetero-normative model of society, something reflected, quite appropriately, in the singularity of the track itself. Arriving on synthesizer clouds reminiscent of Vangelis’ “Blade Runner”, “Sebastian” soon morphs into a sunshine sound collage incorporating emotionally charged mumblings, louche percussive grooves, and a full-bodied football chant of a chorus that, with added steel pan solo, would make the perfect sing-a-long partner to the most tropical of holidays. As singer Graham Ulicny understates in deadpan mode, “celebrating the complexity of human desire is important and beautiful.”

Reptar are Graham Ulicny (Vocals, Guitar), William Kennedy (Keys), Ryan Engelberger (Bass) and Andrew McFarland (Drums) and have been likened to The Talking Heads, Animal Collective, Prince, and The Jackson 5.

For more information on Reptar please visit: http://reptarmusic.com/