TUNE IN: SWMRS TO PERFORM LIVE TONIGHT ON WONDERLAND ON MTV
DEBUT ALBUM DRIVE NORTH
OUT NOW ON FUELED BY RAMEN
OAKLAND, CA – October 27, 2016 – Tune in to MTV tonight at 11:00/10:00pm C to catch a special live performance from SWMRS on Wonderland, the channel’s first weekly, live music series in almost 20 years. Fans can also check out an extended set and follow SWMRS in real time on Facebook Live and MTV.com during and following their performance. MTV’s Snapchat, Twitter and Instagram will serve up behind-the-scenes rehearsal footage and on-the-ground coverage throughout the night. SWMRS will perform alongside Tove Lo and Anne-Marie.
Praised for “defining the sound of now” in Rolling Stone’s Best New Artists 2016 feature, SWMRS originally released Drive North in February via their own Uncool Records. Noisey announced the release and premiered the album’s lead single “Figuring It Out” praising the track as a “poppy foot-tapper filled with skate-gang vocals.”Nylon premiered the band’s video for the track, which was directed by fellow Bay Area artist Kreayshawn. Watch it HERE. SWMRS recently made their network television debut, performing the song on CBS’s The Late Late Show with James Corden.
Produced by FIDLAR frontman Zac Carper, Drive North also features the band’s debut single “Miley” which i-D Magazine premiered last fall, hailing the song as “the most punk tribute to Miley Cyrus ever.” The band’s DIY music video for the track can be seen HERE. Album opener, “Harry Dean” is an abridged version of a previously 17-minute epic the band originally recorded to soundtrack Saint Laurent Paris’s Spring/Summer 2016 presentation, earning them praise from fashion publications like WWD and Interview Magazine.
SWMRS toured North America and Europe extensively in support of the initial release of Drive North, performing 124 shows to date in 2016. The band appeared at a handful of influential US radio events (Live 105 BFD, 91X X-Fest, KFMA Day) and major European Festivals (Reading & Leeds, Pukkelpop, The Great Escape, Isle of Wright – Bestival). Tomorrow, SWMRS will embark on the “Too Much Tour” of the US with FIDLAR and The Frights. A complete list of upcoming tour dates and ticket information can be found HERE.
SWMRS Upcoming Live Dates
“Punk’s progressive, pop-friendly saviors” Rolling Stone
“The band found the perfect formula for acid-washed riffing and catchy choruses that any punk, jaded or young, can fall in love with.” Noisey
“It seems like SWMRS is headed for icon status.” Nylon
“You seriously need to be listening.” Buzzfeed
Listen to Drive North
Amazon Music: http://flyt.it/DriveNorth-AZ
Google Drive: http://flyt.it/DriveNorth-gp