Seth Frightening’s Gothic Folk Sounds As Damaged From Berlin As It Does Auckland

The New Zealand songwriter has been described as an 'avant bard'.

02 May 2017, 11:00pm

Sean Kelly recently boarded a plane in Auckland and flew to Berlin. For the past five years the songwriter has been performing in New Zealand as Seth Frightening sharing stages with Low, Neutral Milk Hotel, Jessica Pratt, Deerhoof and Kirin J. Callinan, and releasing a consistent stream of albums and EPs.

His most recent, "Rain in April" is his first studio-single in two years. Recorded, mixed and mastered by Kelly himself, it's another dark track that is poetic as it is mysterious.

"It's a ballad of wet nothingness, held in the comfort of someone's body. Recorded in a room with a backdoor leading to a swamp filled with insects and poisonous vines," he told us before jetting to the German capital.

Taken a listen below and get your head wrapped by some of those poisonous vines.