SEA OF SIN – New Wave Pop band to release new album „Tired of Chasing Ghosts“

…to be continued…

SEA OF SIN are a New Wave Pop band from Germany that has been founded in the 1990s and reached considerable success in international Synthpop scene through their debut album “Watch Out!” and the following “Illuminate EP” which
had been produced by Heiko Maile, founding member of German Synthpop pioneers CAMOUFLAGE.

After a long break the duo – consisting of Frank Zwicker und Klaus Schill – caused a stir in 2019 with their long awaited comeback album „UNBROKEN“. The album reached No.2 in Deutsche Alternative Charts (DAC). The same year the
band released a remix compilation featuring remixes of well known international acts such as MESH and THE NEW DIVISION („THE REMIXES“).

Due to the pandemic all plans to focus on playing live in 2020 had to be cancelled and the band spent time in the studio and worked on further remix collaborations. The best tracks and remixes of that period have been released on „THE REMIXES 2“ in March 2021. The album featuring remixes of great acts such as MESH, NITE, MAN WITHOUT COUNTRY andROB DUST even made it to top position No.1 in DAC.

A further highlight in 2021: SEA OF SIN had the honour to produce a remix for iconic artist ANNE CLARK: their remix of „SOMETIMES“ has been featured on the album “SYNAESTHESIA – CLASSICS REWORKED”, alongside remixes of well
known artists such as SOLOMUN, BLANK & JONES and MARC ROMBO.

In 2022 SEA OF SIN have kept the momentum high and they released several new singles and remixes on digital
platforms. First single “Synchronize” once more made it to No.1 in Deutsche Alternative Charts (DAC). Throughout the
year the band recorded and produced a total of five new songs. These songs will further shape the great development of
the band and maintain the core ingredients that shape their sound DNA: melancholic and atmospheric Indie pop songs
with catchy hook lines that are driven by synthesizer soundscapes and electric guitar lines – the best ingredients of
Synthpop and New Wave of the 80s and 90s – including modern influences of bands such as Editors or New Order.

Once more the band was able to hire very well known international acts to contribute and produce remixes of the new

All these singles and remixes will now be released as new album „Tired of Chasing Ghosts“ both on CD and digital –
including the non-released song “Empty Places” and ROTOSKOP’s remix of “Don’t Let Go”.

The CD will be released 21st April 2023 as limited edition 6-page digipac including a 16p booklet – exclusively
distributed via Digital release will follow on April 27th on all relevant platforms.

„Tired of Chasing Ghosts“
1 Synchronize (Single Edit) 03:47
2 High and Low (Single Edit) 03:48
3 Shine a Light (Single Edit) 03:34
4 Don’t Let Go (Single Edit) 03:48
5 Empty Places (Single Edit) 04:37
6 Synchronize (The KVB Remix) 04:36
7 Synchronize (Zoot Woman Remix) 03:35
8 High and Low (Ashbury Heights Remix) 04:00
9 Shine a Light (The New Division Remix) 04:11
10 Don’t Let Go (Zynic Remix) 03:30
11 Don’t Let Go (Rotoskop Remix) 04:14


Sea of Sin – „Tired of Chasing Ghosts“

Neues Album, neues Glück. Das gilt wohl auch für die Jungs von Sea of Sin.

Nach einigen Singleauskopplungen im letzten Jahr, gibt es nun das neue Werk „Tired of Chasing Ghosts“ auf die Ohren. Das Album besteht aus fünf neuen Songs und hat eine hervorragende Melange an allerlei Variationen zu bieten.

Dafür konnten Sea of Sin u.a. Ashbury Heights und The New Division gewinnen.

„Synchronize“ eröffnet den Reigen und bleibt mit seinem transparenten Sound direkt im Kopf. Es ist ein frischer Indie-Pop Song, der wunderbar auf die kommenden Stücke einstimmt. Als Remix von Zoot Woman ist er obendrein sehr gut gelungen.

Genauso leicht wie der Titel klingt, kommt „Shine a Light“ daher. Sie sanften Synthies und der bedachtsame Beat harmonieren gut mit Franks Intonation. Der Refrain hat Ohrwurm-Charakter und lädt direkt zum mitsummen ein. Dieser Song passt perfekt in den Sommer.

Wer den Song ein bisschen zackiger und bunter hören möchte, liegt mit dem Mix von The New Division genau richtig.

Ein Gefühl von Vergangenheit und Abschluss vermittelt „Empty Places“. Wie wenn man sich bei einem Umzug nochmal in der leeren Wohnung umschaut und vielleicht die eine oder andere Erinnerung auftaucht. Begleitet wird dieser Eindruck von fließenden, keineswegs traurigen Synthies.

Insgesamt haben Sea of Sin ihren nicht imitierten, nicht künstlichen Stil erfolgreich wachgehalten, ohne dabei auf der Stelle zu treten. Es ist ein makelloses Album, in das erneut neue Facetten eingebettet wurden. Hat mir gut gefallen.

geschrieben von Antje Heine

PS: Sympathisches und angenehmes, bis Weilen sogar, wie immer, in meinem Fall, zu abschweifenden Träumereien hinreißendes Album! (Cloudy)

– english version Review –

Sea of Sin – „Tired of Chasing Ghosts“

New album, new luck. That’s probably true for the guys from Sea of Sin.

After some single releases last year, there is now the new work “Tired of Chasing Ghosts” on the ears. The album consists of five new songs and has an excellent melange of all kinds of variations to offer.

Sea of Sin won Ashbury Heights and The New Division.

“Synchronize” opens the band and stays right in the head with its transparent sound. It’s a fresh indie pop song that tunes in wonderfully to the upcoming tracks. As a remix of Zoot Woman he succeeded very well.

Just as easy as the title sounds, so comes “Shine a Light.” They soft synthies and the thoughtful beat harmonize well with Frank’s intonation. The chorus has an earworm character and invites you to sum up directly. This song fits perfectly into the summer.

If you want to hear the song a bit more zaggy and colorful, the mix of The New Division is just right.

A feeling of past and conclusion conveys “Empty Places.” Like if you look around the empty apartment again during a move and maybe one or the other memory appears. This impression is accompanied by flowing, by no means sad synthies.

Overall, Sea of Sin have successfully maintained their unimitated, non-artificial style without stepping on the spot. It is a flawless album in which new facets have been embedded again. I liked it.

written by Antje Heine

PS: Sympathetic and pleasant, until time even, as always, in my case, to dazzling dreams! (Cloudy)


Frank Zwicker: vocals & lyrics
Klaus Schill: synths, guitars, production

Tel.: +49 – 176 – 800 55 962