SWMRS TO MAKE NETWORK TELEVISION DEBUT TONIGHT ON THE LATE LATE SHOW WITH JAMES CORDEN
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OAKLAND, CA - July 18, 2016 - Bay Area quartet SWMRS will make their network television debut tonight on The Late Late Show with James Corden. Tune in to CBS at 12:37/11:37 C to watch the band perform "Figuring It Out" off of their debut album Drive North.
Praised for "defining the sound of now" in Rolling Stone's Best New Artists 2016 feature, SWMRS released their debut album Drive North in February via their own Uncool Records. Produced by FIDLAR frontman, Zac Carper, the album is available now HERE. Noisey announced the release and premiered "Figuring It Out" praising the track as a "poppy foot-tapper filled with skate-gang vocals." Nylon premiered the band's video for the track, which was directed by fellow Bay Area artist Kreayshawn. Watch it HERE.
Drive North also features the band's debut single "Miley" which i-D Magazine premiered last fall, hailing the song as "the most punk tribute to Miley Cyrus ever." The band's DIY music video for the track can be seen HERE. Album opener, "Harry Dean" is an abridged version of a previously 17-minute epic the band originally recorded to soundtrack Saint Laurent Paris's Spring/Summer 2016 presentation, earning them praise from fashion heavyweights like WWD and Interview Magazine.
SWMRS recently sat down with Zane Lowe for an exclusive interview on his Apple Music Beats 1 show. Listen to the band discuss demos and early recordings with Lowe HERE. The band also joined Annie Mac for an interview and in-studio performance on her BBC Radio 1 show, delivering an unforgettable cover of M.I.A.'s "Paper Planes". Listen HERE. SWMRS recently made their European television debut, performing "Figuring It Out" on Canal +'s Le Petit Journal. Watch the clip HERE.
This fall, SWMRS will provide direct support to FIDLAR on their upcoming US Tour. The "Too Much Tour" will kick off on October 28 in San Diego, CA and wrap on November 22 in Denver, CO. Prior to hitting the road in the US with FIDLAR, SWMRS will embark on a UK/European tour that will include appearances at Reading and Leeds. A complete list of upcoming tour dates can be found HERE.
Too Much Tour with SWMRS and The Frights
October 28. 2016 - The Observatory North Park - San Diego, CA
October 29, 2016 - Hollywood Palladium - Los Angeles, CA
October 30, 2016 - The Crescent Ballroom - Phoenix, AZ
October 31, 2016 - Rialto Theatre - Tucson, AZ
November 3, 2016 - Trees - Dallas, TX
November 7, 2016 - The Masquerade, Heaven Stage - Atlanta, GA
November 8, 2016 - Mercy Lounge - Nashville, TN
November 10, 2016 - The Howard Theatre - Washington, DC
November 11, 2016 - Terminal 5 - New York, NY
November 12, 2016 - Union Transfer - Philadelphia, PA
November 14, 2016 - Paradise Rock Club, Boston, MA
November 18, 2016 - The Rave II - Milwaukee, WI
November 19, 2016 - Varsity Theater, Minneapolis, MN
November 22, 2016 - Gothic Theatre - Denver, CO
There's never been a punk band like SWMRS, the Oakland quartet that combines the caustic broadsides of The Clash, the amphetamine bubblegum of the Ramones, and the searing lyrics, propulsive energy, and raw honesty of Public Enemy, Frank Ocean, A Tribe Called Quest and Kurt Cobain. Formed after the dissolution of their previous band, Emily's Army, the childhood friends (Cole Becker, lead vocals, rhythm guitar; Max Becker, lead vocals, lead guitar; Joey Armstrong, drums, backing vocals; and Sebastian Mueller, bass, backing vocals) showcase telepathic chemistry on their formal debut, "Drive North." Produced by Zac Carper of FIDLAR, it's suffused with coming of age jams, subversive anthems to Miley Cyrus, and a sense of freedom forged out of modern-day confusion. The guitars draw blood, the drums detonate, the voice is unique-the sound is timeless.