Seth Sentry

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Seth Sentry
Seth Sentry.jpg
Sentry in 2013
Background information
Birth name Seth Marton
Born 1982/1983 (age 31–32)[1]
Genres Australian hip hop
Occupation(s) Rapper
Instruments Vocalist
Years active 2009–present
Labels High Score Records
Associated acts D.S.O.L., Pez, 360, Horrorshow, Grey Ghost
Website sethsentry.com

Seth Marton, better known by his stage name Seth Sentry, is an Australian hip hop artist from Melbourne. He is best known for his tracks "The Waitress Song", "My Scene", "Hell Boy", "Dumb", "Run", "Float Away" and "Dear Science",[2] all of which received significant national airplay on Australian national radio station Triple J.[3][4]

Biography[edit]

Sentry's first public appearances were during live performances with Melbourne hip hop/drum 'n' 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 The Forthwrite Mixtape in 2007[5] and a guest appearance on Pez's 2008 album A Mind of My Own.[6]

After posting a number of songs on Triple J's Unearthed website, he was selected by Steph Hughes, host of the "Home & Hosed" programme, to be an Unearthed "Featured Artist". Sentry's contribution became the most downloaded track on the Unearthed website,[7][8] an achievement that was followed by a 31-date national tour with Pez[9] and the high rotation of "Simple Game", Sentry's second single, on Triple J.[10] Sentry's The Waitress Song then reached No. 31 in Triple J's 'Hottest 100' for 2009[11] and appeared on the compilation The Best of Australian Hip Hop Vol. 1.[12]

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,[13] ahead of a national tour with the group, and Closer, a song by Australian hip hop artist 360.[14]

Sentry's debut album This Was Tomorrow was self-released on 14 September 2012 on the record label High Score Records (distributed by Inertia Records) and was selected as the Triple J feature album in the week of its release. On 30 September 2012 This Was Tomorrow debuted at No. 6 on the Australian Album chart and remained in the chart for five weeks.[15] Album singles "Dear Science" and "Float Away" placed in Triple J's Hottest 100 for 2012 at No. 26 and No. 57, respectively.[16]

Sentry performed on the American late-night talk show Jimmy Kimmel Live! in April 2013, singing "Dear Science" and "Float Away".[17][18]

On 5 June 2015, he released his second studio album, Strange New Past. It was also selected as Triple J's feature album.

Touring[edit]

Sentry's touring schedule has involved headline shows around Australia,[citation needed] 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.[19]

In May 2013, Sentry completed the 'Dear Science' Australian tour,[20] before announcing the larger 'Vacation' tour that featured support from Mantra and Grey Ghost.[21]

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.

Awards[edit]

In 2009 Sentry was nominated for an Unearthed J Award;[22] in 2012, Sentry won Channel V's Oz Artist of the Year award.[23] In October 2013, Sentry's ARIA Award nomination in the "Best Urban Album" category was announced.[24]

Appearances[edit]

Sentry appears on the following songs: "Phenomenon" by Grey Ghost,"Nice guys finish last" by Horrorshow, "Lazy" by Forthwrite (Pez & 360), "The Light" by Pez, "Our Song" by Horrorshow, "Closer" by 360 and "Put Your Dollar Up" by K21 & Trials, and "Reservoir Dogs" by Bliss n Eso (with 360, Pez and Drapht). He also makes an appearance in the music video for "The Festival Song" by Pez, in which he is lighting a "joint".[25]

Personal life[edit]

Marton grew up in Sorrento, a small coastal town in Victoria.[26] His stage name was inspired by the Marvel comic book superhero, Sentry.[27] 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.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • This Was Tomorrow – High Score Records (14 September 2012) AUS No. 6
  • Strange New Past – High Score Records (5 June 2015) AUS No. 2

EPs[edit]

  • The Waiter Minute EP (11 October 2008)

Singles[edit]

  • "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[28]
  • "Hell Boy" (2015) AUS No. 88[29]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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