Listen: Swords - She Reigns
A young and mysterious quintet from Sydney reel their heads.
You know that music that takes you to far-off places? That music where you shut your eyes and soak up its emotion? Meet Swords. Swords consist of five like-minded Sydneysiders who produce authentically dark and achy rock music. The band have jammed together for years now but it wasn’t until recently they dived into the studio to get serious. The result of this time in the booth is the Dirty Thunder EP, set for release in the coming weeks.
One of the sweetest sounding inclusions is She Reigns. Lead vocalist Jack Starr provided me some background on this beautifully soft composition. "We ended up writing the song after breaking into a mate's place to retrieve a guitar as Dylan (lead guitarist) had forgotten his. It was a lovely afternoon so Dylan and I decided not to leave, sitting in the backyard to craft She Reigns."
The tune is embedded with romance, written about Jack’s Swedish love that he recently had to leave behind to return to Australia. The ‘archipelagian goddess’ that Starr cries out for in the track is an ode to the Stockholm archipelago in which she lives. Starr’s voice strikes a chord, it’s pained and drawn out and impressively believable. The boys are currently in the midst of a bar tour across Sydney, supported by some cracking locals in BLY , Borneo and a whole lot more.
Get wrapped up in a track of romantic longing from a group that not enough people yet know about. While you’re at it treat yourself to their opening EP HERE.