TRACK REVIEW: SWAY – Blossom

Hailing from Glasgow, self professed shoegazers SWAY are emerging at a time where the Scottish music scene seems to be becoming even more diverse with various acts taking a page out of the reverb heavy books of DIIV and co.

While this may be worrying at first, there are only so many all caps titled acts you can handle before you start to miss lowercase, the band have thankfully hit out with Blossom which puts all qualms to rest.

An amalgamation of this aforementioned influence and indie rock elements, the driving force of Blossom comes in the form of the rhythmic bass which weaves itself along the broody vocals and clangy drums. Much like the title would imply, the track has a slow emerging quality to it with a few seconds of silence acting as the calm before the storm, brilliantly preceding what is a slightly unbalanced yet still enjoyable performance.

The death of Shoegaze in the 90s is one that is told far too often. Whether it got too boring or other genres at the time were far more interesting, SWAY seem to have taken plenty of history lessons on it and by lacing themselves with traits not akin to the genre, the band could conveniently be on the verge of blossoming themselves.

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