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Performing on the Kids Are Solid Gold stage at The Storytellers on Saturday 31st March, Sheffield’s indie glitter band The Seamonsters give us a little insight into their wonderful world…


Who are you and what do you do?
We are The Seamonsters, an indie glitter band from Sheffield, driven by 80s inspired synths and angelic vocals. Comprised of Naomi Mann, Holly Thompson, Tassie Drobinski, Lauren Smith, Ella Taylor and Ciara Hurding; we are six 18 and 19 year olds influenced by Pulp, Altered Images and Orange Juice along with more recent indie artists like Black Honey and The Wombats, we create catchy songs for dreamy dance floors.

What’s the first record you ever bought?
Tassie – Sugababes
Holly – JLS
Lauren – Black Eyed Peas
Ciara – Avril Lavigne
Naomi – I honestly don’t remember, but it was probably a Now That’s What I Call Music CD.
Ella – Razorlight

What’s your guilty pleasure musically?
Tassie – My Chemical Romance
Holly – Slipknot
Lauren – The Shrek soundtrack
Ciara –  Spice Girls, obviously
Naomi – ABBA, and a lot of 2007 bops
Ella – Never Too Much/Luther Vandross

Favourite film of all time?
Tassie – Whiplash
Holly – Scooby Doo The Movie
Lauren – Submarine
Ciara – Trainspotting
Naomi – Breakfast at Tiffanys
Ella – Blue Velvet

Your guilty pleasure film?
Tassie – Bring It On
Holly – Scooby Doo 2
Lauren – High School Musical
Ciara – Diary Of A Wimpy Kid
Naomi – High School Musical
Ella – Lemonade Mouth

If you could recommend one TV series to binge watch, what would it be?
Tassie – League of Gentlemen
Holly – Breaking Bad
Lauren – Riverdale
Ciara – Stranger Things
Naomi – Mad Men
Ella – Twin Peaks

Your favourite book?
Tassie – Firestarter by Stephen King
Holly – The dictionary
Lauren – Hmmmmmmmmm, Fantastic Beasts
Ciara – The Great Gatsby
Naomi – Gone Girl
Ella – Twin Peaks: Laura Palmer’s Diary

Who or what makes you laugh the most?
Each other

Who or what makes you sad?
Tassie – Mitchel Musso
Holly – MAYO
Lauren – Transphobia
Ciara – No more chicken nuggets
Naomi – Too many things!
Ella – The world

If you had super power, what would it be?
Tassie – Setting on fire like Jack Jack
Holly –Telekinesis
Lauren – Stretchy like Elastigirl
Ciara – I’ll be Frozone
Naomi – The ability to teleport
Ella – Read minds

And finally, you get to play a board game with any three famous people from history, who do you choose and what’s the board game?
Tassie – Jezza Corbyn, Gerard Way and Reece Shearsmith playing Dobble
Holly – The Queen, Alex Turner and Mitchel Musso playing Cards Against Humanity
Lauren – Kelly Jones, Chad from HSM and Richard Hawley playing Penguin Pile-Up
Ciara – Avril Lavigne, Johnny Marr and Ewan McGregor playing Twister
Naomi – Audrey Hepburn, Jackie Kennedy and Cleopatra playing Pictionary
Ella – Bob Dylan, Clement Attlee and Bill Ryder-Jones playing the Sheffield edition of Monopoly


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