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.
What’s up and coming in 2022?
In the first couple of months of 2022 Klaus and Frank have workend extensively on new material, selecting favorites and recording and producing five new songs to be released successively as Singles in 2022.
First Single is the up-tempo Song “SYNCHRONIZE” which has been released May 27th 2022 as Digital Single on all relevant platforms. The track incorprates all attributes that make a SEA OF SIN song so special: atmospheric, emotive and melancholic – yet also featuring a catchy hook line that makes their songs so appealing. The new Single represents the ongoing development and shaping of a distinct SEA OF SIN sound DNA. Characteristic guitar lines have become an iherent part of the band’s sound more then ever on top of electronic sound stages – represnting the deep connection to favorite eras of New Wave and Synthpop of the 80s and 90s, transferring this legacy into the here and now packed into a modern distinctive SEA OF SIN sound approach.
The Single “SYNCHRONIZE” marks the prelude to a densely packed 2nd half year 2022 with several Single and Remix releases that will further shape the band’s career and take it to the next level. The course is set accordingly – Frank and Klaus are totally convinced to have come up with 5 great new songs. Being a 100% independant artists again they have learned their lessons well the last couple of years – collaborations with other artists are a vital part of being a successful artist these days. Remix collabs with bands and artists such as ANNE CLARK, CAMOUFLAGE, MESH and THE NEW DIVISION marked important milestones in the band’s career.
Now it’s time to take this even a step further: legendary and very well established iconic bands THE KVB and ZOOT WOMAN have both produced Remixes of first Single “SYNCHRONIZE” adding new flavors and providing entirely new perspectives to the song. The two Remixes will be released as Digital Singles end of June (The KVB) and end of July (Zoot Woman).
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.
SEA OF SIN are:
Frank Zwicker: Vocals & Words
Klaus Schill: Synths, Guitars, Production
All band pictures taken by Lukas von Saint George
Promo & Booking:
Lukas von Saint George
Tel.: +49 (0) 176 800 55 962
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:
....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.
” Die große Sammlung ihrer besten Songs aus der Dekade ist seit Ende 2019 erhältlich und steht gleich nach der Präsentation in den German Electronic Web Charts auf Platz 5, was natürlich schon mal ein sensationeller Erfolg ist.”
“UNBROKEN ist unter anderen Charteinstiegen auf Anhieb auf Platz 2 der Deuteschen Alternative Charts (DAC) gelandet. Damit wurdenTop Acts wie Chemical Brothers überholt.”
Interview: SEA OF SIN: „Wir alle sind schon öfter hingefallen. Das Wichtigste ist, wieder aufzustehen.“
Sea Of Sin sind eine deutsche Synthpop-Band, die 2018 mit ihrem lange erwarteten Comeback-Album Future Pulse aufhorchen ließ. Im Interview mit Monkeypress redeten Frank und Klaus u.a. über musikalische Einflüsse, Camouflage und die heutige Musikwelt.
“Fast 20 Jahre war es still um das Duo aus Hamburg, aber nun gibt es das große Comeback. Sea of Sin haben mit Unbroken ein Werk mit 14 Synth-Pop Perlen herausgebracht, welches Seinesgleichen sucht.”
Ein neues Album, das auf Anhieb in die Spitzengruppe der Deutschen Alternative Charts (DAC) einsteigt – diese Erfolgsgeschichte hätten sich die beiden Musiker selbst nicht träumen lassen. Denn lange Zeit sah es so aus, als ob ihr Bandprojekt für immer auf Eis gelegt bleibt.
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