Sera, an alternative pop/rock band from Brisbane, releases the new EP, Call Me Up. The band debuted in February 2016 with their first single “Doubt Around Me,” a swing-pop track that got people singing and earned rotation several radio stations.
Since their launch, they have released three singles and in late 2016 returned to the studio to record their debut EP, Call Me Up. The EP was recorded at Airlock Studios with producer Yanto Browning of The Medics, Kate Miller-Heidke and Art of Sleeping fame and was named for the EP’s focus on confidence and encouraging people to step up and make it happen.
The songs chosen for the EP were their favorites from the newest material, and ‘Doctor’ is the lead single and first taste of the EP.
“They were actually written at different times throughout the year which goes to show what was on the mind of our front- woman, Eloise Mitchell, our main songwriter,” says Sera. “There were no specific influences for the sound of this EP. We tend to draw our influence from many styles of the 90s and 00s (think Foo Fighters, John Mayer, Garbage and Killing Heidi, etc). What we love about the tracks is that they are upbeat and inspiring. They really bring us joy and make us sing along, it just made sense to record these tracks.”
As close friends, they have been playing together for a decade, initially playing a sound resembling Regina Spektor crossed with Paramore. Their songwriting has developed since the band’s inception, and they’ve been able to create a defined pop/rock sound, far removed from where they started. Having played various festivals including the Teneriffe and Caxton Street Food & Wine Festival’s music and performance has become a staple for Sera reaching new audiences.