Seth Sentry

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

Seth Gabriel Marton (born 4 January 1983), who performs by his stage name Seth Sentry, is an Australian hip hop recording artist. He has released one extended play and two studio albums. At the ARIA Music Awards of 2015 he won the ARIA Award for Best Urban Album for his album, Strange New Past.

Biography[edit]

Seth Sentry was born as Seth Gabriel Marton 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 "The Waitress Song" became the most downloaded track on the website[5] and went on to reach No. 31 in Triple J's Hottest 100 of 2009[6] and appeared on the compilation The Best of Australian Hip Hop Vol. 1.[7] "Simple Game", Sentry's second single, received high rotation on Triple J.[8][9] He followed with a 31-date national tour supporting Pez.[10]

In November 2008 Sentry independently released his debut EP, The Waiter Minute, consisting of five songs including his previously released singles.[11] Accompanying the upload to Facebook of the conscious track "Strange Lot", he stated that he "wrote most of it in between train rides back and forth to work."

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 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. The album 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 of 2012 at No. 26 and No. 57, respectively.[15][16][17]

In April 2013, Sentry performed on the American late-night talk show Jimmy Kimmel Live! singing "Dear Science" and "Float Away".[18][19]

On 5 June 2015 Sentry 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.[20]

Touring[edit]

Sentry's touring schedule has involved headline shows around Australia,[21] 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.[22]

In May 2013, Sentry completed the 'Dear Science' Australian tour,[23] before announcing the larger 'Vacation' tour that featured support from Mantra and Grey Ghost.[24]

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.

Personal life[edit]

Marton grew up in Sorrento, a small coastal town in Victoria.[25] His stage name was inspired by the Marvel comic book superhero, Sentry.[26] 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]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Details Peak chart positions
AUS
[27]
This Was Tomorrow 6
'Strange New Past
  • Released: 5 June 2015
  • Label: High Score Records (HIGH003)
  • Format: CD, digital download, LP, streaming
2

Extended plays[edit]

Title Details Certifications
The Waiter Minute
  • Released: October 2008
  • Label: Self-released
  • Format: CD, digital download

Singles[edit]

List of charity singles, with selected chart positions
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
AUS
"The Waitress Song" 2008 - The Waiter Minute
"Simple Game" -
"My Scene"[29] 2012 - This Was Tomorrow
"Float Away"[30] 98
"Dear Science" -
"Reservoir Dogs"
(with Bliss n Eso, 360, Pez and Drapht)[31]
2013 96[32] non album single
"Run" 2014 76[33] Strange New Past
"Hell Boy" [34] 2015 86[35]
"Dumb" -
"Fake Champagne" -
"1969" -
"Petty"[36] 2016 - non-album single
"Play It Safe"[37] 2017 - non album single
"Wrong One"[38] 2019 - non album single

Awards[edit]

In 2009 Sentry was nominated for an Unearthed J Award;[39] in 2012, Sentry won Channel V's Oz Artist of the Year award.[40]

ARIA Music Awards[edit]

The ARIA Music Awards are annual awards, which recognises excellence, innovation, and achievement across all genres of Australian music. Sentry has won one award from two nominations.[20]

Year Nominee / work Award Result
2013 This Was Tomorrow Best Urban Album Nominated
2015 Strange New Past Best Urban Album Won

See also[edit]

References[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. ^ "Seth Sentry, J Awards". Triple J. Retrieved 8 June 2010.
  6. ^ Cashmere, Paul (27 January 2010). "Hottest 100 Total List". Undercover Media Pty Ltd. Retrieved 8 June 2010.
  7. ^ "Various – The Best of Australian Hip Hop Vol. 1". Discogs. Discogs. 2013. 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. ^ "PEZ A Mind of My Own". All Aussie Hip Hop. All Aussie Hip Hop. 2009. Retrieved 6 April 2013.
  11. ^ "Google". www.google.com.au. Retrieved 1 June 2016.
  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. ^ JimmyKimmelLiveMusic (5 April 2013). "Seth Sentry Performs "Dear Science"" (Video upload). YouTube. Google, Inc. Retrieved 6 April 2013.
  19. ^ JimmyKimmelLiveMusic (5 April 2013). "Seth Sentry Performs "Float Away"" (Video upload). YouTube. Google, Inc. Retrieved 6 April 2013.
  20. ^ a b ARIA Music Awards for Seth Sentry:
  21. ^ http://themusic.com.au/news/all/2017/03/16/seth-sentry-announces-intimate-aussie-tour-this-may/
  22. ^ "One Night Stand > Seth Sentry". Triple J. ABC. 13 April 2013. Retrieved 9 August 2013.
  23. ^ "Seth Sentry announces 'Dear Science' tour". triple j. ABC. 12 February 2013. Retrieved 2 July 2013.
  24. ^ Tyson Wray (2 July 2013). "Seth Sentry Announces The Vacation Tour". Beat. Furst Media Pty Ltd. Retrieved 2 July 2013.
  25. ^ "Seth Sentry premieres new single 'Run', announces tour". Triple J website. 10 December 2014. Retrieved 23 June 2015.
  26. ^ "Seth Sentry on Facebook". Facebook. 23 June 2015. Retrieved 23 June 2015.
  27. ^ Peak positions for albums in Australia"Seth Sentry discography". australian-charts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 19 October 2019.
  28. ^ a b c "ARIA Accreditations 2020". ARIA. 2020. Retrieved 9 August 2020.
  29. ^ "My Scene - single". iTunes Australia. 24 January 2012. Retrieved 19 October 2019.
  30. ^ "Float Away - single". iTunes Australia. 4 July 2012. Retrieved 19 October 2019.
  31. ^ "Reservoir Dogs". iTunes Australia. 21 June 2013. Retrieved 19 October 2019.
  32. ^ "ARIA Chartifacts". ARIA. Archived from the original on 10 July 2013. Retrieved 14 March 2017.
  33. ^ Ryan, Gavin (20 December 2014). "ARIA Singles: Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars Stay At No 1". Noise11. Retrieved 20 December 2014.
  34. ^ "Hell Boy - single". iTunes Australia. 6 May 2015. Retrieved 19 October 2019.
  35. ^ Ryan, Gavin (16 May 2015). "ARIA Singles: Wiz Khalifa Charlie Puth See You Again No 1 For 6 Weeks". Noise11. Retrieved 17 May 2015.
  36. ^ "Petty - single". iTunes Australia. 2 September 2016. Retrieved 19 October 2019.
  37. ^ "Play It Safe - single". iTunes Australia. 19 January 2017. Retrieved 19 October 2019.
  38. ^ "Wrong One - single". iTunes Australia. 10 May 2019. Retrieved 19 October 2019.
  39. ^ "J Awards 2009". triple j. 27 October 2005. Retrieved 31 January 2013.
  40. ^ "Seth Sentry wins [V] Oz Artist 2012". Channel V. Foxtel Management Pty Ltd. 2012. Retrieved 6 April 2013.

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