PHONE ME BACK
Seprona are the 5 piece Mersey based band consisting of Daniel Badger on Vocals/Guitar Louis Birchall on Guitar Niall Blanchflower on Synths/Keyboards Chris Woods on Bass and Adam Maher on Drums.
The band have a long history together with Dan and Woodsy having met when they were at primary school together with Niall being in the school next door.
The trio became friends and started playing together at college. Louis joined the band while they were all at Uni together and Adam joined shortly thereafter.
The longevity of the lads friendship means that Seprona are a truly a “band of brothers” all growing up together. As Niall puts it: “The band is an old friend that lends you his headphones, takes you by the hand, and leads you to a world of memories.”
Seprona are no strangers to the scene having begun their rise to the top in 2019 playing tours and festivals across the country alongside artists such as The Coral, The Fratellis, Blossoms and The Feeling and many others. They further secured support slots with Space and Little Comets which quickly led to their own headline tour in 2020, which ended with their third sold out home town show .
Seprona have also enjoyed some impressive radio play with their previous singles having been played on BBC Radio 2, BBC 6 Music, Radio X, Amazing Radio and broadcast to millions of people on ITV’s This Morning.
Today (14 April) and Seprona are back with their latest offering “Phone Me Back”.
“Phone Me Back” has an anxiety ridden indie/ punk vibe depicting the morning after a drunken night out and a disagreement between friends. In essence it’s upbeat and funky but still retains the melodic indie riff befitting of their counterpart Liverpool legends. It’s reminiscent of and Woolf be appreciated by fans of such bands as Blossoms, Arctic Monkeys, Catfish And The Bottlemen, Black Keys, Red Rum and Two Door Cinema Club.
Speaking about the track the band explain:
“The song is written about someone getting drunk and ended up arguing with someone they like over something stupid. So, they stormed off in a mood and how they are struggling to deal with all the mixed feelings that would go along with that situation. They regret it almost immediately as soon as they calm down a little bit but they’ve already left so they’re constantly phoning the person to apologise but they aren’t answering. The opening line ‘I hear the silence talk more lately,’ is referring to sitting at home through the week and replaying it over in your mind and thinking about how embarrassed you are about the way you acted and how you’re going to change in the future. Conversations everybody has had with themselves at some point after doing stupid things on a night out!”
Listen to “Phone Me Back” here now.
“Phone Me Back” has already been generating some interest with new music champions This Feeling commenting “Hooks aplenty and a chorus that could only have come from the banks of the Mersey.” The track has also clocked up exposure on The Janice Long show, Alyx plays Punk and had a video premiere in Clout Magazine.
Words by SALLY NEWMAN