Published in the Scotland On Sunday, Spectrum Magazine - 4 October 2015
by Derick Mackinnon and Olaf Furniss
Producer and musician Tom Nicol aka SEØUEL started out as a guitarist and singer with Edinburgh indie act Degrassi. However, in his current musical incarnation he connects with Scotland’s illustrious electronic music heritage with a nod pioneers such as PURE and Glasgow’s SOMA Records. He was recently nominated for a Scottish Alternative Music Award and is due to embark on a coast to coast DJ tour of the US in December.
Offering a much edgier, intense alternative to the current crop of wussy, synth pop arrivistes, SEØUEL has already released two EPs [entitled Prague and Reykjavik] from a trilogy. Each takes his name from a city which has made a lasting impression on Nicol in his other job as a tour manager for acts including The 1975and Primal Scream.
Conrad The Barbarian is an exclusive taster from the final release in the series, Budapest, which is due out next month. Listen at https://soundcloud.com/sequelsoundx