SWMRS

SWMRS at The Fleece Thu 14 March 2019 from 07:30 pm


Within the opening bars of SWMRS second LP comes a sea change. You think you're in familiar rock territory with the Oakland-formed quartet when suddenly an electronic beat kicks in that throws you for a loop. The same thing happens throughout the ten tracks that make up Berkeley’s On Fire – the band's most

 urgent, electrifying and groundbreaking record to date. “We always talk about how to make something brand new within the genre of rock,” says co-frontman and songwriter Cole Becker. Cole and bandmates Max Becker (guitar, vocals), Joey Armstrong (drums), and Seb Mueller (bass) spent months deconstructing themselves, their favorite records, and their own process to make this album. From the scraps of what they left behind, a new sound emerged. 

In Spring of 2018, the band drove south to Los Angeles to work with envelope-pushing producer Rich Costey (MUSE, Death Cab for Cutie) for an exercise in grand experimentation. Inspired in equal parts by the Breeders, Rage Against The Machine, and De La Soul, the sonic diversity of the album is indicative of a generation reared on streaming services. SWMRS make music the way they consume it, flitting easily from poprock to breakbeat-infused rock to emo punk, and jangly power pop. Hyper-aware of the platform they have, SWMRS make music that documents their own feelings as well as the fears and hopes of their generation. Using their shows to empower their fans to love themselves and protect their peers, the band strives to contribute everything they can to the new progressive world emerging from the ashes of the old one. Berkeley’s On Fire follows the band’s debut 2016 Drive North, which they self-released via their own Uncool Records before signing with Fueled By Ramen after a slew of critical praise (Rolling Stone, Noisey, Nylon, Billboard) and international headline tours.

 

Notes: All ages / U16s to be accompanied by an adult
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Tickets: £13.25  

 

The Fleece, 12 St Thomas St, Bristol, BS1 6JJ.

Unless otherwise stated this is an all ages venue (under 16s must be accompanied by a adult)

Since The Blue Aeroplanes acquired The Fleece in May 2010 it has been rescued from eternal damnation as a "once great" and turned into "one of the best venues in the UK"

Relaxed atmosphere, a massive bar that is never more than 2 deep and an outside smoking/drinking/chatting area. Towns with huge arenas and stadiums would probably kill to have a venue like the Fleece in their midst.

There was a time when we'd have said the days of seeing a big band in such a small venue are gone but the hard work put in by the Aeroplanes coupled with the prestige that surrounds The Fleece means that those days are well and truly back.

A massive refurbishment at the start of 2013 means the venue can now claim to have "luxurious" toilets (at least in live music venue terms!)

With the demolition of the main entrance lobby and the installation of larger toilets the capacity has now increased from 330 to 450.
Despite being a national touring circuit venue, The Fleece regularly books local bands. If you'd like a gig email gigs@thefleece.co.uk for more details.

It is possible to buy E-Tickets for this event. This means they will not be posted to you. Instead, you just log in to your account, find the event in your orders. Click "View" and print the 'ticket' on an A4. You will need a printer connected to your computer as you MUST produce this on arrival at The Fleece, where it will be scanned or matched to the Box Office list

Unless otherwise stated Door time is 7.30pm

 

Address: 12 St Thomas St, Bristol * Click on the address to launch google maps.