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Born 1982 Serafina Steer trained as a harpist at Chetham’s School Of Music and Trinity Laban. A vocalist, classically trained harpist and pianist, Steer’s work resists categorisation, often arising through the juxtaposition of musical disciplines. Having used the harp as her principal tool for many years and three solo albums ( available on the LISTEN page – Cheap Demo Bad Science 2006, Static Caravan/ Change Is Good 2008, Static Caravan/ The Moths Are Real 2012, produced by Jarvis Cocker, Stolen Recordings) In 2013 Steer decided to take her practice in a different direction and started learning the bass guitar by using it to write. She co-founded all-female post-punk trio Bas Jan (for more info go to BAS JAN page) in 2016. In January 2018 their debut album ‘Yes I Jan’ was released in February 2018 on independent Scottish label, Lost Map. This album featured the combined production skills of Capitol K, Leafcutter John, and Leo Abrahams. “MESSY MAJESTY,” said UNCUT a 9/10. “BEAUTIFULLY FRACTURED ART-POP” concurred MOJO, with an accompanying ★★★★’s of rapture. “DAY-TO-DAY STORIES FULL OF UNCANNY POP PUNK MAGIC”, THE QUIETUS. They also released a follow up ‘Instant Nostalgia’ EP in November 2018.