Swear I Love You annonces debut self-titled album

Swear I Love You annonces debut self-titled album


If rock is the watchword here, it’s an alchemical one : alchemy of the guitars, flying (far) away, lost in space and time, melting over the sustained or relaxed – even dreamy – pace of the drums. The skeleton-bass gives a cohesive substance to the whole. This is a liquid chemistry, after all, made out of fluid streams of light.

Founded in 2019, Swear I love you as a musical project, could be seen as a text where different writings are being superimposed : sounds reminiscent of previous bands (three of its members also played in the mighty Forks and the trippy MK-Ultra), but somehow distant from that past. Rewriting here should be understood as reinvention. Novelty comes hand in hand with a renewed collective enthousiasm channeled through the music composition and performance of their hypnotic and captivating tunes.

Lulled by influences found on the psych rock scene of bands such as Brian Jonestown Massacre and early Black Angels, their sound is expansive, equal parts heavy and ethereal, stained with an alpine kind of psychedelia, inspired by forests, mountains and (magic) mushrooms, flying clouds and a golden transluscent low-angled light glowing through the dark foliage and prairie wildflowers. In this neverending chiaroscuro game of the reassuring and the eerie, the poignant neo-romanticism of Echo and the Bunnymen and the enlightened ghost of Joy Division appear sometimes, haunting in the shady background (Smoke and Mirror, Sound of Seashells).

This is an incestous palimpsest, where love is made with mothers / influences and father, the idol, is killed, in order to find one’s own voice. A drug or a poison ? It all depends on how we go about it.

You’ll love it. We swear, we promise.


SWEAR I LOVE YOU album out February 12th

Swear I love you is releasing its new music video for ‘Sound of Seashells’. A game between the dimension of the dream, the absurd and the oppressive. The group is at the same time customer, cook and waiter.

Leopard Skull announces new music video

Watch the new music video for ‘Ghost’

Harm Pauwels, singer-songwriter multi-instrumentalist based in Gent, Belgium, hidden under the name of Leopard Skull, comes back with a new music video for “Ghost”. Taken from his first album “Welcome Home” released last year on EXAG Records, Leopard Skull asked director Sébastien Petretti to take advantage of these hard times of confinement.
A deserted cove by the sea at sunset. In the manner of a western, two frogmen, dressed in their long suits, harpoons armed and pointing at each other, look at each other enchanted with earthenware. The tension is palpable …
It is in this black and white universe that Harm Pauwels wishes to present ‘Ghost’, a song about solutiousness and paranoia: “Ghost’ is a song about loneliness and paranoia. The psychological theme is something that runs through my complete debut album ‘Welcome Home’. It is an attempt to better understand the people in my immediate environment and in our current society. Ghost in particular is very topical for me. In a way the writing process of this song aroused an imprisoned and almost claustrophobic feeling where after a while you start to wonder what is still reality and what isn’t.” add Leopard Skull.
Directed by Sébastien Petretti, realised during the confinement in Bretagne France, the feeling of this period can be felt in the realization. The latter adds: “Ghost speaks of the loss of a loved one and the feeling of madness that goes with it. These lyrics and the mood of the song were a very inspiring basis for me. The more I went through the script versions, the more weird and creepy it became and the more the band became involved. We were on the same wavelength, they trusted me, perfect working conditions. Having spent a part of my life on the seaside, I often saw these hooded, masked and webbed divers passing by from head to toe . Their quickdraws were frightened. I had the impression that they came from somewhere else. The idea came from there. I wanted to extrapolate this feeling and make these characters a species in their own right, living in a parallel world. It’s almost science fiction. That was the challenge… ”

Ghost is taken from album ‘Welcome Home’ out last year on EXAG Records.