SEA OF SIN are a German New Wave Pop Band that was originally founded in the 1990s and reached considerable success in international Synthpop scene through their debut album “Watch Out!” and the “Illuminate EP” that had been produced by Heiko Maile, member of German Synthpop pioneers CAMOUFLAGE.
After a long break SEA OF SIN caused a stir in 2018 with their long awaited comeback album “FUTURE PULSE” with various top 10 positions in the Deutsche Alternative Charts (DAC). Whilst this comeback album mostly consisted of re‐edits of older songs, SEA OF SIN 2019 started with completely new songs and a fantastic compilation of their best remixes in 2018 / 2019. And the wait was worth it.
The first album with new Songs after the break called “UNBROKEN” has been released April 2019 and showed the two founding members Frank Zwicker (vocals & words) and Klaus Schill (synths, guitars & production) musically more mature than ever. The songs on “UNBROKEN” had all the classic SEA OF SIN ingredients: high‐quality Synth driven Indie Pop with a penchant for melancholy and strong, catchy melodies that get stuck in the head and heart. Stylistically the spectrum ranges from mid‐tempo numbers with influences from classic 90s electropop to energetic songs that contain elements from Indie bands such as New Order or Editors. The distinctive and unmistakable voice of Frank and the sophisticated production handwriting of Klaus always ensure the special SEA OF SIN touch.
In week 18 in 2019 “UNBROKEN” entered the Deutsche Alternative Charts (DAC) album top 10 as the highest new entry at number 3 and was able to stay there for a total of eight weeks ‐ as highest position the album could even climb up to number 2, ahead of internationally successful acts such as Chemical Brothers, Iggy Pop, Gorillaz or Schiller.
On November 29th 2019, SEA OF SIN released “THE REMIXES”, an ingenious compilation of their best remixes from 2018/2019 with a total of 15 tracks and peppered with the fabulous work of internationally successful remixers such as Mesh (UK), Blume (ITA) and The New Divison (US) amongst others. “THE REMIXES “also included a completely new song, the previously unreleased “Only The Memory Remains”.
The year 2020 in a nutshell: all plans to focus on playing live this year had been crashed by the worldwide pandemic. But Frank and Klaus did not loose their spirit in Music, but released more Music than ever before. The Singles “Unspoken Words”, “Floating Away”, “Turn Back Time” and “Immaculate” were all released accompanied by great Remixes of artists such as Mesh (UK), Nite (US), Man Without Country (UK), Covered in Snow (SWE) and many more.
All these great collaborations of 2020 have been released as Remix compilation “The Remixes II” on March 19th 2021 which climbed on No.1 of Deutsche Alternative Charts (DAC) – a great success and well deserved reward for all the efforts. Big shoutout to all Remixers & Artists involved!
But the band’s highlight in 2021 surely was the opportunity to produce a Remix for iconic British artist ANNE CLARK for her song “SOMETIMES” which has been featured on her album “SYNAESTHESIA – CLASSICS REWORKED” – alongside with Remixes by great artists and producers such as Solomun, Blank&Jones and Marc Romboy. Moreover the Remix had been picked as first Digital Single release prior to the album release including a lyric video. A great honor for SEA OF SIN.
THE NEW ALBUM:
In 2022 SEA OF SIN have kept the momentum high and they released several new singles and remixes on digital platforms. First single “Synchronize” once more made it to No.1 in Deutsche Alternative Charts (DAC). Throughout the year the band recorded and produced a total of five new songs. These songs will further shape the great development of the band and maintain the core ingredients that shape their sound DNA: melancholic and atmospheric Indiepop songs with catchy hooklines that are driven by synthesizer soundscapes and electric guitar lines – the best ingredients of Synthpop and New Wave of the 80s and 90s – including modern influences of bands such as Editors or New Order. Once more the band was able to hire very well known international acts to contribute and produce remixes of the new songs: ZOOT WOMAN, THE KVB, THE NEW DIVISION, ASHBURY HEIGHTS and ZYNIC. All these singles and remixes have now be released as new album „Tired of Chasing Ghosts“ both on CD and digital –including the non-released song “Empty Places” and ROTOSKOP’s remix of “Don’t Let Go”. The CD has been released 21st April 2023 as limited edition 6 -page digipac including a 16p booklet – exclusively distributed via poponaut.de: https://www.poponaut.de/tired-chasing-ghosts-p-22089.html.
BACK ON STAGES:
After the great comeback and several acclaimed releases it was time and long overdue to enter stages again in autum 2022 in order to perform their music and songs live. Several support and live shows with bands such as FROZEN PLASMA, TORUL, BEYOND BORDER and LEICHTMATROSE marked the way back on stages and in live music and touring.
The highlight in 2023 has been touring with DIARY OF DREAMS as special guest on their German tour through 10 big cities in Germany in March 2023. More live shows and dates followed including a sold-out support show for FORCED TO MODE in October 2023 in Bremen.
NEXT BIG MILESTONE will be the 30-year anniversary of the band in 2024 which they will be celebrating with fans and supporters on the road in Germany – several live dates have been fixed already – including a support show for DIORAMA in February in Leipzig, Dark Rush Festival in Berlin (with KIRLIAN CAMERA and PSYCHE amongst others) and two shows as special guest of COVENANT in Schwerin and Halle/Saale. Check out the event page on the website or https://ffm.live/seaofsin-official for detailed info.
Frank & Klaus are looking forward to meeting you out there performing live on stage – many thanks for the support throughout all the years!!
The overall aim after the comeback has been, and will be to make the music of SEA OF SIN accessible to a broader audience, as the new songs have significantly more (Indie) Pop appeal and much higher hit potential beyond the borders of the underground scene. And live shows of the band have a slightly more Rock & New Wave appeal compared to the studio versions of the song.
SEA OF SIN are:
Frank Zwicker: Vocals & Words
Klaus Schill: Synths, Guitars, Production
All band pictures taken by Lukas von Saint George
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In the Press
Sea of Sin’s latest songs have received stunning reviews by music critics around the world from a plethora of webzines. Check out a selection here:
"... In den 90er Jahren wurde das Synthpop/New Wave Duo Sea of Sin gegründet, welches aus der Szene inzwischen nicht mehr wegzudenken ist. Nun melden sich Frank Zwicker und Klaus Schill mit „Tired of Chasing Ghosts“, ihrem neuen Album, zurück. Darauf enthalten sind fünf neue Songs sowie sechs Remixe von Szenegrößen wie u.a. Ashbury Heights und The New Division. Und so viel sei vorab gesagt: Es...
We had a chat with Karo Kratochwil from Reflections of Darkness in April 2023 covering the past and the future - read it now.
"....So eine Review sollte ja sein, wie guter Sex – nicht gleich in die Vollen gehen, sondern erst einmal ein schönes Vorspiel veranstalten.Da sind wir quasi thematisch schon ganz tief drin im SEA OF SIN, ha ha.Sorry dafür, aber ja, bevor wir gezielt auf das am 21. und(!) 27. April erscheinende Werk „Tired Of Chasing Ghosts“ eingehen, beschäftigen wir uns erstmal mit den Basics, soviel Zeit muss...
In march 2023 SEA OF SIN were on tour with legendary DIARY OF DREAMS as special guests on their German tour playing 10 cities and concerts in a row. Final show has taken place in Frankfurt on March 19th - read the review by Reflections of Darkness here. Many thanks to Katja Eberhardt.
SEA OF SIN waren im März 2023 als Special Guests auf der Deutschland Tour von DIARY OF DREAMS welche durch 10 Deustche Großstädte führte. Lest hier einen Bericht zum Abschluß-Konzert der Tour in der legendären Batschkapp in Frankfurt/Main.
....Am 25.05. erscheint das neue Anne Clark-Album "Synaesthesia - Anne Clark Classics Re-Worked" mit Remixen einiger ihrer bekanntesten Stücke. Nun wurde ein Lyricvideo zu "Sometimes" daraus veröffentlicht ..
...2018 und 2019 erschienen die Alben Future Pulse und Unbroken – und verschiedene Stücke des letztgenannten Werkes stehen im Fokus der aktuellen Veröffentlichung The Remixes II, die nun frisch auf den Markt gekommen ist...Komplettisten unter den Fans dürfen sich über bislang auf CD noch unveröffentlichte neue Edits von Turn Back Time, Floating Away und Naked freuen
...Was macht eine Band, wenn sie seit über einem Jahr nicht live auftreten kann? Genau: Sie haut online einen Track nach dem anderen raus. So hat sich Sea Of Sin, das Indie Electro-Duo aus Baden-Württemberg und Hamburg, die Zeit während der Pandemie vertrieben. Jetzt erscheint der geballte Output als Remix-Sammlung auf CD. Und die geplante Tour ist erstmal verschoben....
“German synth-pop duo Sea Of Sin were mainly active during the 90s, but struck back during the past few years, re-releasing their earlier work plus a new opus entitled “Unbroken” in 2019. Several EP’s were released as well. This new EP is a fine selection from the remixes that were originally released on these EP’s, but some little extras.”
Das Highlight des Jahres haben sich die beiden Synthpop-Größen aus dem Enzkreis bis zum Jahresende aufgehoben. Am 29.November erscheint „The Remixes“ – eine Sammlung der besten Remix Versionen ihrer Songs.
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