Swords dublin

Swords are a three-piece from Dublin who’ve been around for a couple of years. It now seems like they’re poised to step up a gear, if new single ‘Lions & Gold’ is any indication. While their last single ‘All The Boys’ was a scattergun song that aped, er, Fight Like Apes, their latest track is more mature, along the lines of Natasha Khan’s Bat For Lashes, a comparison make explicit through the gorgeous vocals of Diane Anglim. It sounds bigger and more confident that anything that’s up on their Soundcloud page. ‘Lions & Gold’ was produced by Karl Odlum and mastered in Abbey Road Studios, London. Along with ‘All The Boys’, it will feature on Swords’ debut album, due out next month. Their album launch takes place in Whelan’s, Dublin, on Friday, July 5. Tickets available here. You can download ‘Lions & Gold’ on iTunes and stream it below.