Swing Youth, a Watford quartet, are releasing a double a-side single, Myself To Blame/Blade of Grass on October 12th. Half of all proceeds made from the single will be going to the Royal British Legion, which I’m helping the band to promote.
You can check out the video for Myself To Blame below, and then if you like it, have a look at their Myspace: www.myspace.com/weareswingyouth
It’s very rare that I’ll copy and paste wholesale a press release on here, so forgive the switch in service, but It’s for a good cause!
MYSELF TO BLAME / BLADE OF GRASS
Swing Youth release their infectious double a-side debut single ‘Myself To Blame / Blade of Grass’ on October 12th. The band who only formed in the spring of 2009 have been busy writing and crafting their enthralling set above the music venue they run in Twickenham London, where the buzz around this band and music scene is really building.
Word is spreading fast about Swing Youth’s fast and frantic live performances and musically the bands influences from the postpunk era are clear to see, the likes of The Cure, Siouxsie, Joy Division, and X-Ray Spex are all in the mix.
The single will be available as a limited edition CD, downloadable through most digital outlets and streamable through Spotify. The official video for ‘Myself to Blame’ is now available to listen to and watch on the Swing Youth YouTube channel.
Swing Youth are a pair of brothers originally from Watford, Chris and Dave Chanell and Louie and Jimmy Johnson. The band take their name from the 1940s German counter culture which gave German youth the freedom to express themselves in a National-Socialist society through meeting in secret jazz and swing clubs.
Following the death of a former schoolmate serving with the British forces in Afghanistan’s Helmand province, 50% of the single sales will be donated to the Royal British Legion.
“When we heard the news of Captain Tom Sawyers death, it really brought it all home and made the on-going troubles in Afghanistan far more real. The Royal British Legion do some amazing work to support families of servicemen and so we wanted to give something back.
“We have since played some rock n roll covers shows regularly at the Royal British Legion, its always busy for us and we are made to feel really welcome within that community.
In the autumn Swing Youth will be continuing to build on the buzz around their local area with a series of shows in both Twickenham and Watford whilst also coming into central London.
Further Swing Youth tracks are available at www.myspace.com/weareswingyouth
The Swing Youth Facebook page can be found at www.facebook.com/swingyouth
October 17th – Royal British Legion, Rickmansworth – Myself To Blame Single launch
October 29th – Beautiful People are Ugly Too @ The Red Lion, Twickenham
(w/ Marner Brown)