Dublin alternative band Swords have a new album out called Tidal Waves, their second studio album, which was released in October. The album will be launched in the Workman’s Club in Dublin this Friday, November 11, at 8 pm.
Swords are a three-piece band, comprising Diane Anglim (vocals/piano) Jarlath Canning (bass/guitars/synth) and Ian Frawley (drums). Their sound is a blend of guitars, synths, drums, piano hooks, and the ethereal vocals of Diane Anglim.
Tidal Waves 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 record and 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 album was officially released on 28th October 2016, on iTunes, Google Play, Amazon, Spotify, etc, with physical copies available in Tower Records. It has so far reached no. 3 on the iTunes Main Charts, and No.1 on the iTunes Alternative Charts.
Album Launch Show
Swords will play a headline show at
The Workman’s Club | 10 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2,
on November 11th 2016, to celebrate the launch of Tidal Waves.
Doors 8 pm
Tickets for the show are €12.50 and are
available at the following link:
Tidal Waves is available digitally on iTunes:
Spotify & Google Play and other online services
Visit the band at: