Hailing from the humble holiday spot of Bateau Bay on the NSW central coast, Sea Legs were born after their previous project pulled the plug. That band was indie dance act Modern Joy which featured two sets of brothers Byron and Cameron ‘Pepa’ Knight and Cail and Jacob Borg.
When Pepa's side-project Jinja Safari took off in mid-2010, the band split and Byron and Cail formed Sea Legs (Jacob would later join Jinja) with two other friends. While Jinja Safari take an exotic trip into indie-afro-pop, Sea Legs lean more toward clean, crisp indie-pop built on gleaming guitars, crystalline synth and Byron’s spirited vocals.
Since forming, the band, now based in Sydney, have been in state of perpetual motion on the road and have supported the likes of Jebediah, Josh Pyke and Art Vs Science. Their track ‘Morse Code’ is set to appear on an upcoming US Itunes Australian including the likes of Gotye, The Jezebels and Matt Corby. Set to be released this U.S summer.
While we wait to see what comes next, the band’s intent is clear. “We hope the music will penetrate its way through the lively hood of your hearts,” they declare on their they declare on their Facebook page.