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.
Pacifique Vuillemin : Lead Vocal, Guitar & bass Mehdi Benkler : Guitar Joël Bovy : Drums & vocals Simon Genoud : Bass, guitar &vocals John Silvestre : Keys & Guitar