Alternative rockers SWYM have announced the release of their brand-new single ‘I Hate You Because’, along with B-side ‘Interlude (Goodnight Starlight)’. The tracks will be released via SWYM’s very own Swym Records, on August 17. Last year the band released their debut EP, ‘Your Distraction’, which received support and recognition from tastemaker publications such as The Scottish Sun, Clash Mag, The Skinny, Music Week and Paste Mag as well as praise from Amazing Radio’s Jim Gellatly.
Hailing from Aberdeen, Scotland, the band was conceived by the talented songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist Nassif Younes, who was then joined by Isaac Barnes on bass-guitar/backing vocals, Innes Cardno on keys/guitar, and Kit Purnell on drums/ backing-vocals for live shows and Scott Bruce for SWYM’s recorded material. The team are currently finishing up their upcoming debut LP, with the upcoming release of ‘I Hate You Because’ and ‘Interlude (Goodnight Starlight)’ giving us a taste of what’s to come for this diverse-sounding group.
Explaining SWYM’s upcoming single, ‘I Hate You Because’, Nassif states: “Most of my songs come over time. The hook comes quite quickly and then it’s a slug to bring out the rest. ‘I Hate You Because’ was one of the ones that just came immediately. I was walking to the studio to give a guitar lesson and it all just happened there. Words, chords and melody at the same time. I left my student in the waiting room for 5 minutes so I could record it on my phone. As soon as I got home that day, I picked up the guitar again, put down the bridge and that was it.”
SWYM Upcoming shows:
8th August: Nice N’ Sleazy, Glasgow
10th August: Cafe Drummonds, Aberdeen