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Before we get to the details of the forthcoming new release and that new track you’ve just teased us with, we want to get to know more on you- Introduce yourselves, your band and how long have you been creating/performing live?
Hey! I’m Lewis, the vocalist of Old Swing. We’ve been making music together for 2 years now.
What’s the story behind the formation of Old Swing and where did the name come from?
We were really struggling to decide on a name originally, I mentioned a story to a friend about being sat on an old swing outside at a party that really stuck with me, so we thought it would be unique enough to use.
You’ve perfected your own unique Old Swing sound but how would you all describe what that sound is?
I’d say it’s very inspired by the production used on a lot of eighties pop records, I’m a huge Prince fan, that definitely plays into the sound.
The new single “In My Head” was unveiled a few days ago and what a highly anticipated release that was. Describe your writing/recording process and how you’ve managed to get to this standout effort?
The track has been played for quite a while now, we received really good feedback so we jumped in the studio to record it as soon as we possibly could. The track was recorded in bedrooms and then sent to our producer/engineer Sam Winfield at Studio 91, he worked on our last two releases and always works his magic.
What do you think the new release captures?
For me, the track is a diversion from the standard ‘heartbreak’ narrative. I wanted to convey the pure frustration you can feel when in the process of getting over someone. Hence the huge amount of repetition in the track towards the end.
Are you supporting the release with any live shows? (If not do you have any planned)
We’re playing at Two Tribes Brewery in London at Tileyard Studios with Big Indie Records on 6th March, we’re also playing The Joiners in Southampton on 11th and The Social in London on 29th March.
Is there a particular track that you all just love to play?
I think we all love playing ‘Time’ the most. It was our first release and definitely our most ‘energetic’ track!
Tell us how you got involved with both Segue Music Group and Obi Records?
Both companies are close friends of ours and have been for years before the band started, it was really awesome to get involved with the Obi Records guys as they have supported the band since the first rehearsal.
Last 2 years you’ve been involved with Cassette Store Day with Obi Records, we’ve been thrilled to house those 2 releases in our shop. Why is this format important to you?
We love cassettes! The guys at Obi Records suggested it, and with our whole eighties influence it was a no brainer really, they are great items to own physically and everyone seems to like them. It’s awesome to see more bands get behind them as merchandise.
Can we look forward to any more releases soon both digital and physical?
For sure! We’re working on hard on the next single and EP, lots of exciting stuff will be happening the summer!
And Finally any last words?
A huge thanks to the guys at Circuit Sweet for always supporting us guys! We love ya.