It’s been over 18 months since we last checked in on Buckingham three piece Swoons with their moody non-performance video “Striking Lights”. Since then they’ve been honing their sound, not to mention their stagecraft supporting acts such as The Computers and VANT. The results are evident in the raucous, indeed a little debauched performance video to their track “The Side”.
Taken from their autumn release EP “Ugly Apartments”, the video for “The Side” showcases a band confident in both their writing and performance. It’s no surprise that they began to make a mark for themselves on the festival circuit last summer through the likes of Camden Rocks and The Great Escape. 2016 promises ore of the same but on a bigger scale. A Christmas gig on 19 December at The White Swan, Aylesbury promises to be as sweaty as the video would suggest, but there will be little time for hangovers with dates already lined up at the Camden Barfly in the new year
All in all it’s been great seeing that the hard work that Luke, Ciaran, and Jamie have put in over the last 18 months has paid off so well for the band. Roll on 2016 for Swoons.
Review by Gavin Watson | @watsongc