14th March | Fleece
British music’s legacy has influenced bands far and wide, and punk rockers SWMRS are first to say that UK bands have inspired them from an early age. Consisting of brothers Cole and Max Becker and their childhood friends, the outfit are embarking on their European leg of their tour. This isn’t the quartet’s first time heading to Bristol, but this visit, in particular, comes at a time where SWMRS are at a bit of an exciting point in the band’s evolution.
SWMRS exude fun. Since their formation, they have embodied youthful angst whilst remaining musically catchy. From their pop-infused 2016 debut as SWMRS, Drive North (having released two as Emily’s Army), the Oakland boys have gained an enormous following for their equally-infectious sounds and personalities.
Now, with pop-punk veterans Fueled By Ramen signing them, SWMRS have evolved into a far greater force. Their latest work, ‘Berkeley’s On Fire’ demonstrates a conscious, propelling growth. Tackling topics of global warming, politics and belonging, this sophomore album is a gritty and enthralling addition to an already charming catalogue.
This gig at The Fleece will be thrilling for all involved. With just a few tickets left, this soon to be sell-out comes at a poignant time in their career. Having recently bagged a support slot for Muse, SWMRS are on a trajectory towards huge success. With the added chance to see an earlier set and signing at Rough Trade, get down to catch these boys as much as you can.
See the video for ‘April In Houston’ here: