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Listen to Home - A Side

When we talk about up-and-coming bands that hold true promise for 2012, we talk about Seward. Atypical and spectacular, Seward is a visionary musical concept woven from traditional folk instruments; samples and effects; masterfully executed stop-start rhythms; driving, rage-ridden highs coupled with delicately-picked banjo melodies.

Seward appear to ignore all modern rules about musical self-promotion, with no myspace or any other similar presence on the plethora of social networks available to musicians. In fact, currently the only way to experience Seward is by switching off the computer and actually going to a gig. Seward’s live spectacle is absorbing, intimate and bold. The togetherness of the band is evident, each of the sextet fully invested in this anonymous theatre, and lyrics are romantically solemn snapshots; nostalgic and moving.

A band with a constructively critical eye on the surrounding musical terrain, and such boundless songwriting talent at this early stage in their life is not easy to come by. In Barcelona, they have not gone unnoticed, with notable appearances within the lineup of Primavera Sound 10′ & 11′ , BAM and Primavera Club 10′. With the release of Home in May 2011, the first installment in their suite of Eps, co-produced by Matt Pence (Centro-Matic, South San Gabriel, American Music Club, Micah P. Hinson…) in Denton, Texas, 2012 is set to be Seward’s year.


"Intense, overwhelming, chaotic for moments, a Seward concert is always unique". Aleix Ibars, El Mundo. 

"From the surprises at Primavera Club Festival, Seward, a strange and histrionic mix of a jazz sextet and a rock band with a devastating live show". Half Nelson, Go Mag. 

"The music destroys you, it swallows you as a violent, lunatic tide, leaving you knocked out". Marina Baggetto, Nativa. 


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