The Sea aka Corin Pennington has an undeniable flair for capturing and recreating a unique reggae sounds with classic ‘70s/’80s vibes. Having spent much of his time listening to both raw early live reggae records, and the far more produced sounds of Bob Marley, Ijahman and Third World, Corin has also been lucky enough to have worked alongside musicians like Toots, Third World, Jimmy Cliff and Buju Banton who have helped influence his brand and his production style today.
Corin grew up in London to the steady vibrations of 1970s sound systems set in amongst the conflicting political hues of the time. His debut EP, launched via the Sound System platform of Brighton’s eclectic Tru Thoughts imprint, channels a current and nuanced UK roots and reggae sound with a revolutionary message. This summer The Sea is looking forward to hitting the festival circuit as well as uncovering a new project with Benjamin Zephaniah. Each track on the EP will be followed with a music video, so watch out for the first in the series featuring Benjamin Zephaniah and Yaz Alexander.