Drummer and composer Sébastien Forrester has previously been known as Holy Strays. Currently based in Paris, he spent a lot of time abroad and 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’s back with Brontide, a series of three EPs under his own name. The first one is due out on June 30th.
Active since 2011, the 27 years-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 in all its diversity, traditional drum music, sound design, experimental and electronic micro genres, Sebastien Forrester new songs are highly maximalist and epic, exploring themes like vulnerability or decay.