Seatbelts are a band from Liverpool, comprised of James Madden, Ryan Murphy, Abigail Woods and Alex Quinn. James and Ryan – known for their work in Hooton Tennis Club – wanted an alternate name for The Beatles, and while jumbling the letters around over a drunken phone call Seatbelts poured forth.
Their frst release ‘Songs For Vonnegut EP’ is dedicated to legendary writer Kurt Vonnegut. A new EP ‘Please Slow Down’, recorded between bedrooms and Parr St Studios, is set to be released on the 26th April. The band have shared two singles so far, the lush ‘Content Crush’ and the upbeat, avant-pop ‘Spanish Songs’.
Their latest single ‘Spanish Songs’ has received airplay on BBC 6music (Gideon Coe) and BBC Radio Wales (Janice Long). The publication ‘Louder Than War’ described the single “for any lovers of that Postcard Records era Seatbelts bring that twist of classic melody and delightful eccentricity with this perfect single”. The pink pages of Bido Lito described the bands live show as “Seatbelts have got all the rumbles of New York post-punk with the intelligence of Massachusetts, with literary references and all.”