SWEARS are a fuzzy alternative rock band, hailing from Middlesbrough (UK), drawing influences from grunge, punk, doom, and pop. Formed in 2017, the band consists of Joel Clayton, Cypriot brothers George and Stephanos Louca, and Tom Gingell.
In 2020, SWEARS released their debut EP 'SEERSUCKER', featuring the songs 'Warm to the Touch', 'Say Nothing', 'Catacombs', and 'Brain Dead'.
SWEARS have been featured and played on a number of national radio stations, including BBC Introducing and Amazing Radio, as well as international stations such as Fauve Radio in Hong Kong, Amazing Radio USA, Banks Radio Australia, and many more. The band has appeared in session on BBC Radio Tees, performing live on the celebrated BBC Introducing show, as well as filming a live session on Black Square Sessions, which has been widely viewed on Amazon Prime Video.
Since forming, SWEARS have played some of the North East’s biggest festivals, including the BBC Introducing Stage at both This is Tomorrow Festival (Newcastle) and Hardwick Live Festival. Other festival appearances include Hit the North (Newcastle), Stockton Calling, Music Box Festival (Darlington), Indie Week Festival (Manchester), Stockton Stages, Heelapalooza (Middlesbrough), amongst others. SWEARS have landed support slots for established touring bands (Broken Hands, Strange Bones, Rascalton, False Heads, Allusinlove, The Pearl Harts, to name a few) and are looking to book shows all over the UK and beyond.
“SWEARS are one of the hottest new alternative rock bands on the Teesside music scene.” - NE Volume Magazine
"Screeching guitars, doom-laden beats, and reverb-drenched vocals." - Stockton Stages
"Outlandish, grimy punk energy" - NARC. Magazine
“SWEARS hit you with a sound that’s altogether noisier, angrier and faster yet still hooks you in with its infectious beat.” - Buzzcocksfan.Blogspot