SWEARS are one of the hottest new alternative rock bands on the Teesside music scene.
Bringing together musical veterans Joel Clayton (vocalist and guitarist), Craig Hughes (bass and stunning cheekbones), and siblings George (Frank Zappa reincarnated) & Stephanos (self-deprecating drummer) Louca, they’re a band that is immediately making waves across the region.
SWEARS have been kicking up a fuss around the local music scene and have now released the single everyone has been waiting for, ‘Faith in the Nation’.
Frontman, Joel Clayton, had this to say about the new single: “The world is run by egos and idiots, so we wrote this song. We wrote ‘Faith in the Nation’ around the time of the general election so it’s a reflection on the feelings of animosity it stirred up, the impact and prevalence of social and the mainstream media on cultivating and solidifying attitudes, and growing feelings of distrust towards governance and the idea of the nation-state.” But how does it sound?
The track starts with an instantly ear-drawing bassline and then an out of the ordinary guitar riff. It’s tightly constructed and even more tightly produced. It has a good sense of dynamics and employs the quiet/loud structure that has become synonymous with alternative rock.
The lyrical content ponders on the current state of affairs in a country gripped by political and social turmoil while Joel sings on the chorus:”I had a vision but now I’m losing my faith in the nation”.
‘Faith in the Nation’ is everything you could want from a first single.
You can listen to the single now on YouTube.