Seth Sentry

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Seth Sentry
Seth Sentry.jpg
Sentry, Groovin' the Moo
Hay Park, Bunbury, May 2013
Background information
Birth nameSeth Gabriel Marton
Born4 January 1983
Sorrento, Victoria, Australia
GenresHip hop
  • Rapper
  • singer
Years active2003–present
  • High Score
Associated acts

Seth Gabriel Marton (born 4 January 1983), who performs by his stage name Seth Sentry, is an Australian hip hop recording artist. He has issued two studio albums and an EP, This Was Tomorrow (14 September 2012) – which peaked at No. 6 on the ARIA Albums Chart and Strange New Past (5 June 2015) – which reached No. 2 and his EP titled The Waiter Minute. Three of his tracks have reached the related ARIA Singles Chart Top 100: "Float Away" (July 2012), "Run" (2014) and "Hell Boy" (2015). Each also received national airplay on the youth radio station, Triple J. At the ARIA Music Awards of 2015 he won Best Urban Album for Strange New Past.


Seth Sentry was born as Seth Gabriel Morton in 1983.[1] He grew up in Sorrento.[2] Sentry's first public appearances were during live performances with Melbourne hip hop and drum and bass outfit, D.S.O.L. in 2003. In 2005 he reached third place in the Revolver Battles competition, in addition to organising and appearing in a weekly hip hop night at The Old Colonial venue in Fitzroy—Sentry's involvement with the Old Colonial led to an appearance on The Forthwrite Mixtape in 2007[3] and a guest appearance on Pez's 2008 album, A Mind of My Own.[4]

After posting a number of songs on Triple J's Unearthed website, he was selected by Steph Hughes, host of the station's Home & Hosed programme, as a "Featured Artist". Sentry's contribution became the most downloaded track on the website.[5][6] He followed with a 31-date national tour supporting Pez[7] "Simple Game", Sentry's second single, received high rotation on Triple J.[8][9] Sentry's The Waitress Song then reached No. 31 in Triple J's 'Hottest 100' for 2009[10] and appeared on the compilation The Best of Australian Hip Hop Vol. 1.[11]

In 2010 Sentry continued to tour and finalised the recording of his debut album with Melbourne producer Matik. In August 2010 he was a guest on Horrorshow's Our Song,[12] ahead of a national tour with the group, and Closer, a song by Australian hip hop artist 360.[13]

Sentry's debut album This Was Tomorrow was self-released on 14 September 2012 on his label, High Score Records (distributed by Inertia Records). It was selected as the Triple J feature album in the week of its release. On 30 September of that year, it debuted at No. 6 on the ARIA Albums Chart and remained in the top 50 for six weeks.[14] Two of its singles, "Dear Science" and "Float Away", were listed in Triple J's Hottest 100 for 2012 at No. 26 and No. 57, respectively.[15][16][17]

Seth's debut EP album was called The Waiter Minute[18] which was released in November 2008, he released it independently. This 'extended play' included 5 songs with the titles; Simple Game, Strange Lot, Train Catcher, The Waitress Song and Warm Winter. The most popular one of these would be Strange Lot, which is about Marton's view on the modern day society. He posted this song to his Facebook page stating that he “wrote most of it in between train rides back and forth to work.”

Sentry performed on the American late-night talk show Jimmy Kimmel Live! in April 2013, singing "Dear Science" and "Float Away".[19][20]

On 5 June 2015 he released his second studio album, Strange New Past, which peaked at No. 2 on the ARIA Albums Chart.[14] It was also selected as Triple J's feature album. At the ARIA Music Awards of 2015 it won Best Urban Album.[21]


Sentry's touring schedule has involved headline shows around Australia,[22] as well as appearances at numerous festivals, such as Breath of Life, Fat As Butter, Come Together, Sprung Festival, Big Day Out (Melbourne), Homebake, Hyperfest, Groovin The Moo and Triple J's One Night Stand.[23]

In May 2013, Sentry completed the 'Dear Science' Australian tour,[24] before announcing the larger 'Vacation' tour that featured support from Mantra and Grey Ghost.[25]

Sentry was part of the Circus under the Stars Tour with Bliss n Eso, Horrorshow and Ceekay Jones which started on 5 April 2014 and ended on 31 May 2014. The tour visited various small and large towns/cities of Australia.

Sentry's most recently completed tour was the Run tour, which ran from 20 February to 21 March 2015 to celebrate the lead single from his second album Strange New Past, "Run". Sentry's Strange New Past tour began on 11 June and is to conclude on 28 August 2015.


In 2009 Sentry was nominated for an Unearthed J Award;[26] in 2012, Sentry won Channel V's Oz Artist of the Year award.[27] In October 2013, Sentry's ARIA Award nomination in the "Best Urban Album" category was announced.[21][28]

Personal life[edit]

Marton grew up in Sorrento, a small coastal town in Victoria.[29] His stage name was inspired by the Marvel comic book superhero, Sentry.[30] He is an avid gamer, sometimes referencing video games in his songs and posting YouTube videos in which he answers fan questions while playing video games.



  • This Was Tomorrow – High Score Records (14 September 2012) AUS No. 6
  • Strange New Past – High Score Records (5 June 2015) AUS No. 2 [Won an ARIA for Best Urban Album]


  • The Waiter Minute EP (11 October 2008)


  • "The Waitress Song" (2009)
  • "Simple Game" (2009)
  • "My Scene" – Inertia (24 January 2012)
  • "Float Away" – High Score Records (4 July 2012) AUS No. 98
  • "Dear Science" (2012)
  • "Run" (2014) AUS No. 76[31]
  • "Hell Boy" (2015) AUS No. 88[32]
  • "Dumb" (2015)
  • "Fake Champagne" (2015)
  • "1969" (2016)
  • "Petty" (2016)
  • "Play It Safe" (2017)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Kingsmill, Kate (9 August 2013). "Trail of the Sentry". The Age. Retrieved 23 June 2015.
  2. ^ Murphy, James (3 August 2015). "Seth Sentry @ HQ Complex Review". scenestr. Retrieved 19 December 2015.
  3. ^ B1k3rman (30 October 2012). "(14) Forthwrite – Lazy (Ft. Seth Sentry)". YouTube. Google, Inc. Retrieved 6 April 2013.
  4. ^ mountjarvis (22 May 2009). "Pez Ft Seth Sentry – The Light". YouTube. Google, Inc. Retrieved 6 April 2013.
  5. ^ "Interview with 'Seth Sentry'". Rave Review. Retrieved 8 June 2010.
  6. ^ "Seth Sentry, J Awards". Triple J. Retrieved 8 June 2010.
  7. ^ "PEZ A Mind of My Own". All Aussie Hip Hop. All Aussie Hip Hop. 2009. Retrieved 6 April 2013.
  8. ^ "Hip-hop heroes", Hobart Mercury, p. 28, 3 September 2009
  9. ^ "Seth Sentry – Simple Game". All Aussie Hip Hop. All Aussie Hip Hop. 3 August 2009. Retrieved 6 April 2013.
  10. ^ Cashmere, Paul (27 January 2010). "Hottest 100 Total List". Undercover Media Pty Ltd. Retrieved 8 June 2010.
  11. ^ "Various – The Best of Australian Hip Hop Vol. 1". Discogs. Discogs. 2013. Retrieved 6 April 2013.
  12. ^ "Horrorshow – Our Song (feat. Seth Sentry)" (Audio upload). Horrorshow on SoundCloud. SoundCloud. 2011. Retrieved 6 April 2013.
  13. ^ ResistantTeenagers (19 August 2012). "Closer, 360 & Seth Sentry". YouTube. Google, Inc. Retrieved 6 April 2013.
  14. ^ a b Hung, Steffen. "Discography Seth Sentry". Australian Charts Portal. Hung Medien. Retrieved 19 December 2015.
  15. ^ "Hottest 100 – 2012". ABC. 27 October 2005. Retrieved 31 January 2013.
  16. ^ Brookes, Nathan (25 September 2009), "Pez heads to Gladstone", The Observer (Gladstone), p. 18
  17. ^ Cahill, Mikey (4 June 2009), "music listings", Herald Sun, p. 57
  18. ^ "Google". Retrieved 2016-06-01.
  19. ^ JimmyKimmelLiveMusic (5 April 2013). "Seth Sentry Performs "Dear Science"" (Video upload). YouTube. Google, Inc. Retrieved 6 April 2013.
  20. ^ JimmyKimmelLiveMusic (5 April 2013). "Seth Sentry Performs "Float Away"" (Video upload). YouTube. Google, Inc. Retrieved 6 April 2013.
  21. ^ a b ARIA Music Awards for Seth Sentry:
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  23. ^ "One Night Stand > Seth Sentry". Triple J. ABC. 13 April 2013. Retrieved 9 August 2013.
  24. ^ "Seth Sentry announces 'Dear Science' tour". triple j. ABC. 12 February 2013. Retrieved 2 July 2013.
  25. ^ Tyson Wray (2 July 2013). "Seth Sentry Announces The Vacation Tour". Beat. Furst Media Pty Ltd. Retrieved 2 July 2013.
  26. ^ "J Awards 2009". triple j. 27 October 2005. Retrieved 31 January 2013.
  27. ^ "Seth Sentry wins [V] Oz Artist 2012". Channel V. Foxtel Management Pty Ltd. 2012. Retrieved 6 April 2013.
  28. ^ Bernard Zuel (15 October 2013). "Flume dominates ARIA nominations". Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 15 October 2013.
  29. ^ "Seth Sentry premieres new single 'Run', announces tour". Triple J website. 10 December 2014. Retrieved 23 June 2015.
  30. ^ "Seth Sentry on Facebook". Facebook. 23 June 2015. Retrieved 23 June 2015.
  31. ^ Ryan, Gavin (20 December 2014). "ARIA Singles: Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars Stay At No 1". Noise11. Retrieved 20 December 2014.
  32. ^ Ryan, Gavin (16 May 2015). "ARIA Singles: Wiz Khalifa Charlie Puth See You Again No 1 For 6 Weeks". Noise11. Retrieved 17 May 2015.

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