Title: Tidal Waves
Release Date: 28 Oct 2016
Pre Order: 30 Sep 2016 on iTunes & Amazon
Swords are a three piece band from Dublin, with members Diane Anglim (vocals & piano), Jarlath Canning (bass, guitars & synth) and Ian Frawley (drums).
‘Tidal Waves’ is their second studio album. It follows Swords’ debut album ‘Lions & Gold’ and marks a departure from the band’s layered sound to a more live, organic and considered approach to writing and recording. “We gave a lot of thought to what type of songs we wanted to write, how we wanted to recordand how the album should sound. We recorded live as much as possible and tried to let the songs breathe and stand alone without dense production or layers.”
Tidal Waves, was produced by platinum selling producer Karl Odlum (The Frames, Gemma Hayes, Mic Christopher, Ham Sandwich), and Mastered by Grammy winning engineer Mandy Parnell (Feist, Bjork, The xx, Sigur Ros, Tame Impala).
The release features the single ‘Betty Machete’, which was described as “One of those songs that makes an immediate impression” by Nialler9 & “Insanely catchy. A triumph” by Hot Press Magazine. And the single ‘The Letter’ which The Last Mixed Tape described as showcasing “how much mood Swords can create with their music”.
Album Launch Show
Swords also announce announce a headline show at The Workmans Club, Dublin on November 11th 2016 to celebrate the launch of Tidal Waves. Tickets for the show are €12.50 and are available at the following link: https://theworkmansclub.ticketabc.com/events/swords/
Tidal Waves is available digitally on.. iTunes & Amazon: Pre Order 30 Sep 2016
Spotify & Google Play and other online services: 28 Oct 2016
Swords previous work has been published by Smalltown America Music, playlisted by TXFM, aired on RTE 2FM, Today FM, KCLR and BBC Radio. Shows have included headliners at Whelans & The Button Factory, slots at Electric Picnic and support at The Olympia Theatre. With TV appearances on Other Voices, The Works and Ceol ar an Imeall.