Don’t Worry Share New Single “The Scythe’s Remorseless Swing”
New Album “Remorseless Swing” due March 25th via Specialist Subject
Ahead of the release of their new album Remorseless Swing at the end of this month, UK indie-rock band Don’t Worry have shared ‘The Scythe’s Remorseless Swing’. Since their inception in 2014, Don’t Worry have earned themselves a loyal following, releasing their debut album Who Cares Anyway? back in 2018. The band, helmed by co-lead singers Ronan Van Kehoe and Samuel Watson, write about everything from the mundanities of life to the relatively profound delivering a relatable commentary on modern day life. Coming in at just over a minute, the band’s new single may be short but it really packs a punch. On the track, Van Kehoe says:
“‘The Scythe’s Remorseless Swing’ is sort of the title track of our upcoming album Remorseless Swing. At just over a minute, I think it’s the shortest song we’ve ever recorded. This song is about feeling so many different emotions simultaneously that life becomes very difficult or perhaps even unbearable. It’s also maybe the only track with remaining evidence of our previous post-hardcore influence left on this new album. The title is a tongue in cheek reference to the grim reaper, and how the knowledge that one day he will come for every one of us can be somewhat comforting in a way.”
Don’t Worry waste no time to launch into their abrasive and raw new exploration “The Scythe’s Remorseless Swing“. Immediately the audience will be at the center of this sonically solid structure, the fierce journey pelts at full speed and for this instrumentation to last just shy of 1 minute, the array of textures and affection caught in the recording produces such an almighty influence that the audience feels like they’ve embraced a longer length voyage. This outfit capture such intimate aspects within their creations, the mighty sound soars as the emotional vocal harmonies hook you.
With more time on their hands than usual, in 2020 the band were able to adapt to a new writing process. Exchanging remotely recorded ideas until they ended up with over 40 demos to choose from before heading into the studio to record. The whole process was a collaborative effort, allowing each member to pay more attention to detail than they had been previously able to, resulting in their most accomplished work to date.
In October 2021, Don’t Worry dropped the first taste of their new album in the form of new single ‘Crushing Weight’. The single saw the band veering into slightly poppier territory than their previous output, whilst still maintaining their own signature brand of indie-rock. The band cite a diverse range of influences for their new record, combining the vocal harmonies of classic pop groups like The Beach Boys and The Beatles, the guitar stylings of US indie heroes Built To Spill and Pavement with the energy and quintessential ‘Britishness’ of acts like The Streets, The Cribs and Blur.
On their new sound, Van Kehoe says “Although we were never a straight up emo band, that emo revival scene was very popular in the UK when we formed back in 2014. That’s the scene that booked us to play shows at the beginning, and it’s where we found a home for a while”. Fast forward to now and the pair have broadened their horizons and tastes. “We’re very excited to showcase a different sound from our band, and to see where that leads us,” he continues.
Remorseless Swing was recorded in Spring 2021 at No Luck Audio, Exeter, a studio run by drummer Tom Gilbert, who, after touring with Don’t Worry in early 2020, playing with Soot Sprite, has joined the band full time. He along with bass player Alex Reed, Van Kehoe and Watson took a very hands on approach to the record’s production and the result is an album that’s brimming with collaborative energy and creativity. Now eight years into their journey together, Don’t Worry are showing no signs of slowing down and are very much looking forward to taking their explosive new album on the road in Spring 2022.
Remorseless Swing is due out on March 25th via Specialist Subject Records and ‘The Scythe’s Remorseless Swing’ is out now.
19/05/22 – Cavern, Exeter
20/05/22 – The Four Horsemen, Bournemouth
21/05/22 – The Pipeline, Brighton
22/05/22 – The Moon, Cardiff
23/05/22 – The Library, Oxford
24/05/22 – Wharf Chambers, Leeds
25/05/22 – Fuel, Manchester
26/05/22 – Subside, Birmingham
27/05/22 – Voodoo Daddy’s, Norwich
28/05/22 – Signature Brew, London
Do That Thing
The Scythe’s Remorseless Swing
Progress With Denise
What’s In A Name
DST (feat. Soot Sprite)