Founded when most of its members remained on the bridge between adolescence and adulthood, SWAY’s embryonic stages saw the band wrestle to come to terms with what they wanted to be as they idly wandered between genres and niches. Built upon influences ranging from boisterous indie rock to deeply introspective shoegaze and post-punk, their perseverance and ardent determination that was bred from playing in local Paisley venues soon spawned a prodigiously talented unit that managed to amalgamate their diverging tastes into an invigorating sound of their own devising.
Led by the tempestuous dichotomy that exists between their two lead vocalists in Craig Milroy and Matt Aitchison, their songs evoke a full spectrum of human emotion ranging from contemplative examinations of the self to the volatile nature of modern love.
With a litany of massive shows under their belt including rousing performances at Xpo North, Stag & Dagger, and Tenement Trail alongside headline shows and support slots with prominent acts such as Marmozets, The View, JAWS, and Catholic Action to name a few, the band have gradually evolved from an exciting young prospect to a band that’s capable of taking the world by storm. At the tail end of 2018, SWAY cemented themselves as a band on the rise after a sprawling UK tour that took them from the ornate splendour of London’s Royal Albert Hall to packed-out headline shows in the basements of Manchester’s Jimmy’s and the infamous Broadcast in Glasgow. In correlation with bolstering their live resume, the quartet have been just as prolific in the studio courtesy of “Another Lover”, “Haven” and “Planet Earth.” In the wake of the outpouring of love, adoration and organic streams that each track received upon release, they’ve now been compiled- alongside fan favourite “To Be A Man”- on 12” vinyl as SWAY ACT 1 via GOOD//CAREFUL. Less of a retrospective and more of a statement of intent, the band are ready for the next chapter in their blossoming career and were recently pinpointed as one of the acts to become “Big In 2019” by This Feeling. Fresh from playing two sold-out shows in the space of three weeks, this year is SWAY’s time to cast off any preconceived limitations or ceilings and let the music and the poignant chord that it strikes with listeners do the talking for them.