They’ve been on the radar for quite some time now, but it seems that Swanton Bombs are actually going to have an album for sale in the near future. After taking matters into their own hands and releasing ‘Smoke over Swanton’ for free a while back, they’ve got another full length coming out in the near future. Gerlin from the excellent Neon Enlightenment had the pleasue of speaking to the two of them furing their recent tour around Europe with the splendid Girls, and asked them about the forthcoming release:
You’ve just recorded your debut album called ‘Mumbo Jumbo and Murder’.
Dominic: yeah well it’s the first one we’ve done in the studio. Cause we did one before at home and we gave that out for free. We recorded it in North London with the famous Simon Askew.
I haven’t heard of him yet but..
Dominic: oh you will you will! (more laughs)
When’s the album gonna be out then?
Dominic: hopefully January.
You can view the full interview over at Neon Enlightenment (link), where there’s also a couple of songs for you to download, some of which don’t feature on Smoke over Swanton, which you can download below. If you’ve never listened to Swanton Bombs before, start now. They’re a brilliant two piece from London, featuring Eugene McGuiness’ brother. It’s simplistic at times, which you’d expect from such a minimal band, but they’ve nailed the art of making a thumping, driven guitar song:
Swanton Bombs – Smoke over Swanton album (mediafire)