IN CONVERSATION|SEAN SEMMENS
Hometown|High Wycombe, England
How did you get discovered?
Through being involved in XXY Magazine's photo shoot with the band (Coastal Cities). We were invited to the issue brunch party in London where myself and our vocalist, Declan (Pictured above) were scouted.
Tell JTC about the band, Coastal Cities?
The band has five members with Declan Cullen, our lead singer and guitarist. I am a guitarist as well in the band, Will Clark on synthesizers, Dan Hardy on bass and Lewis Slade on drums. We've been close friends for years and have been playing together since school. Many experiences have come to us all through the years like visiting overseas, road tripping to play at some great venues to a mixture of crowds. To describe our sound, we are stuck with the label of "Major Key Melancholy" as a description of "Genre". Our sound is typically upbeat guitar pop influenced from many sources: new wave of the 80's, punk to 50s rockabilly.
What's your latest obsession?
Writing electronic music
Your most prize possession?
My acoustic guitar, a fender DG-5, it is the first thing I get every morning once I wake up!
Growing up, who did you look up to as your hero?
Guitarist John Frusciante and Eminen, a incredible artist, worker and language practitioner
When is the last time you said, "I Love You" to someone?
Sunday, 31st of August...said "I love you" to Bianca Green
Three adjectives that best describes you:
Observing, Sensitive and Unpredictable and mysterious
Describe your personal style:
I like to wear a lot of black or dark colours. Fitted, smart, casual yet street. Jim Morrison, I would see him as a "style inspiration". I but almost all my clothes from charity shops. Cheap, used, characteristic and unique
Your favorite place you have travel to:
Port Douglas, Queensland, Australia
Your favorite film and scene from the film:
Into The Wild—Scene: Where "Chris" sees a moose and his eyes well up. I feel his emotion, happiness and a sense of longing with that shot
Your favorite sport:
Skateboader: Tony Hawk/Birdhouse
If there's a destination or item you would recommend us to check out or visit about your native country/city or town, what would you recommend?
High Wycombe, England—Into the woods
If you were given a indie cable show, what type of show would it be? Which song would you choose as your theme song?
A show featuring street musicians/buskers improvising artist playing freely. Theme song, something self composed and mellow with African drums and guitar
Walking by Henry David Thoreau
Favorite moment in modeling:
Trip to Venice for Diesel Walk
Your wish for the remainder of 2014?
To be back together with my girlfriend
Kate Krause|Mayra Flores|Q Model Management
MODEL|Sean Semmens|Q Model Management
Special thanks to Mayra Flores & Kate Krause and the men's board at Q Model Management; Sean for his time and great chat despite the busy casting schedule with JTC during NYFW!
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