November 13, 2021

Swansea Sound: Live At The Rum Puncheon

Swansea Sound was started almost by accident Amelia Fletcher and Rob Pursey of The Catenary Wires got in touch with Hue Williams, inviting him to sing on Angry Girl, a song that was bit too rough for them. It worked out fine - he actually sang the vocal part in a cupboard - and the track gained some traction after a bit airplay that took them by surprise. The release laid the groundwork for Live at the Rum Puncheon, a bunch of sardonic, upbeat songs, mixing serious concerns (I Sold My Soul On Ebay, Indies Of The World, Corporate Indie Band) and garage rockers about relationships (Let It Happen, Je Ne Sais Quoi).

Despite its title the album was not caught on stage, but it has all the energy and excitement of a live gig. Joyous back to basics indie rock that packs a punch and an open invitation to sing along.

Swansea Sound:
Amelia Fletcher: vocals
Hue Williams: vocals
Rob Pursey: guitar, bass
Ian Button: drums

Swansea Sound: Live At The Rum Puncheon

Live at the Rum Puncheon is released via HHBTM Records (vinyl - North America), Lavender Sweep Records (cassette - UK), Skep Wax Records (vinyl - UK/Europe), Austin Town Hall Records (cassette - North America), Hayabusa Landings (CD - Japan) and Shiny Happy Records (cassette - Indonesia). Release date: November 19. Digital bonus track Happy Christmas To Me will also be released as a limited edition (100 copies) 7" single on white vinyl, with the otherwise unavailable Cheap Trick cover Merry Christmas Darlings on the B-side.

  1. Rock N Roll Void
  2. I Sold My Soul On Ebay
  3. I'm Ok When You're Around
  4. The Pooh Sticks
  5. Let It Happen
  6. Je Ne Sais Quoi
  7. Pasadena
  8. Indies Of The World
  9. Corporate Indie Band
  10. Freedom Of Speech
  11. Angry Girl
  12. Swansea Sound
  13. Happy Christmas To Me (digital bonus track)

Live dates:
  • 12/10 London, Rough Trade East
  • 02/04 Bristol, Zed Alley
  • 02/05 Newport, Le Pub
  • 02/18 St Leonards, The Piper
  • 02/19 London, Hope and Anchor
  • 03/04 Manchester, The Talleyrand
  • 03/05 Liverpool, venue TBC

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