Indie legends, Swansea Sound formed during lockdown, recording three singles without actually meeting each other. Following that up with Top 10 UK vinyl Chart success with their debut album, Live At The Rum Puncheon, the band have now announced details of a new record, Twentieth Century.

The album will see release through Skep Wax Records on September 8th, 2023 and has been preceeded by a new single “Keep Your Head On”. Check out the new single here.

The indie band, whose line-up consists of Hue Williams (The Pooh Sticks), Amelia Fletcher and Rob Pursey (both Talulah Gosh/Heavenly, The Catenary Wires), Bob Collins (The Dentists, The Treasures of Mexico), Ian Button, (Death in Vegas, with Louis Philippe, Pete Astor and Papernut Cambridge) will be playing an album launch show in London on September 9th before hitting the road for a full UK tour commencing in Manchester just under a week later.

Tour Dates:

09/09 – London, Rough Trade East (Album Launch)
09/14 – Manchester, The Talleyrand
09/15 – Cardiff, Moon Club
09/16 – Carmarthen, Cwrw
09/17 – Bristol, Rough Trade
09/29 – St Leonard, The Piper
09/30 – Paris, Popfest
10/13 – Leeds, Wharf Chambers
10/14 – Newcastle-On-Tyne, Cumberland Arms
10/27 – Brighton/Hove, The Brunswick
10/28 – London, The Water Rats

Swansea Sound ‘Twentieth Century’ Album Artwork
Swansea Sound ‘Twentieth Century’ Album Artwork

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