Drummer and composer Sébastien Forrester was previously known as Holy Strays. Currently based in Paris, he spent a lot of time abroad, especially in Africa where he developed a passion for percussion at an early age. More than a year after his last release under the moniker, he is back with Brontide, the first full-length record under his own name which will be in the form of three EPs, the first release with label Nowadays Records. Volume 1 of Brontide was released in June 2017 and Volume 2 is coming out on October 27th. The third volume will be released in early 2018.
The second EP confirms the incredible talent of the young producer and his distinctive arrangement skills.
Active since 2011, the 27 year-old musician has released several singles and EPs on international labels, Not Not Fun records and Something in Construction. Over the last couple of years, Sébastien has remixed Rejjie Snow, SUUNS and Forest Swords, shared stages with acts as diverse as SBTRKT, The Soft Moon and Zola Jesus.
Now part of Beggars Music Publishing’s roster, his skills have been extended to production for other artists, documentary scores and a first academic piece for church organ and percussion premiered last fall.
Hinting at jazz, traditional drum music, sound design, experimental and electronic music, Sebastien Forrester’s new songs are highly maximalist and epic.