17 Dec 2016

In Swell: Your New Danish Post-Punk Obsession

What is it with Denmark at the moment? Since Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg signed for Southampton, a handful of brilliant Danish bands (that aren't Iceage, FYI) have made their way into my life. Joining the insatiable no-wave of Pardans and the cosmic psych of The Wands in said obsession is In Swell, a post-punk band that have just released their latest single Miles To Go.

A cacophony of snarling vocals and shimmering guitars, the closest comparison I can think of is Leeds punks Eagulls, with In Swell being every bit as memorable and vitriolic. On Miles To Go, whirling guitars and a galloping rhythm section echo all the right moments of 1980s post-punk, with enough passion and modernism to bring the band into the 21st century. These guys are definitely ones to watch, so, watch you should:

(Words: Cal Cashin)