Swords are a three-piece electro-indie band formed in 2010 from Dublin, Ireland consisting of Diane Anglim (Vox, Keys, Synths, Loops), Jarlath Canning (Bass/Guitars, Synths, Samples, Loops) and Ian Frawls (Drums, Percussion, Loops).
Swords’ debut demo was received positively by Irish critics, with Hot Press Magazine’s Jackie Hayden making Swords his “pick of the fortnight” in May 2011, noting their ticking rhythm and brilliant hooks. The same publication subsequently praised Anglim’s “deceptively caustic vocals”. In September 2011 Swords were featured as Music Review Unsigned magazines artist of the month. October 2011 saw their track “Chasm” winning the Hot Press and Bulmers Berry ‘Who’s Hiding in The Undergrowth’ competition and the band featured in a full page interview and photo shoot in its mid October edition. Most recently BalconyTV’s video blogger Tina Edwards described Swords track Chasm as Electronica meets Zooey Deschanel. Jim Carroll of the Irish Times also featured Swords in his “New Music” section of the Irish Times’ “The Ticket”, noting that they were a band to watch out for.
It was Mastered in Abbey Road Studios London by Adam Nunn