Brighton’s Public Body formed themselves with the aim of creating the perfect soundtrack to your day job procrastination, using their music to pick apart the mundanity of daily life and all of its inconveniences.
With their as-yet-untitled second EP due to drop in 2021, the band take on capitalism and governmental hierarchy with new indie-punk single Table Manners, making a big statement using wonky synth lines and spiked guitars.
We caught up with guitarist and vocalist Seb to learn more about the band.
Tell us a bit about yourself and how long you’ve been making music for?
I’m Seb I play guitar and sing in Public Body. I’ve been playing guitar since I was probably 12. Maybe just the classic story; kid gets guitar, kid learns Green Day, kid thinks they're punk.
At what point in your life did you decide to make a career out of your music, and what influenced that decision? I wouldn’t say this is my career, I just like to write songs and play music with pals. I’m way more interested in my data analytics job… spreadsheets! Fuck me, literally I dream about them.
What is the main source of influence for your songwriting?
I like things fast with a good boogie, so any song that has that vibe I’ll try and rip off. And of course anything that slams the fat cats at the top.
What is something you’ve learned about yourself through making music?
I’m really not very introspective so can’t tell you… I just know that I probably should be a lot better than I am.
What is something you wish you’d known when you first got into the music industry? I don’t think I’m in the industry I’m too busy thinking about hi hats.
Who are some of your favourite upcoming artists from Brighton?
Ditz is probably my most favourite but I don’t actually like them, I just like the singer Cal and guitarist Anton so I pretend to like them for their egos. Sorry guys! xx
What would your dream tour & rider look like? I’d love to go on tour with Home Counties, Youth Sector and Egyptian Blue. Basically a Theo Verney Showcase and for a rider probably A 20’s, 4 pint Stella cans and a Greggs platter and a chair next to a window.
If your music was to soundtrack any film or TV show, which would you choose? PMQs and/or Question Time. Or actually!! Novara Media cause I’m a looney lefty.
What’s the bucket list goal for you as an artist? Get told I’m rubbish by Pitchfork.