SWMRS are pondering what it would be like to play live if “the crowd was 71 instead of 17”
SWMRS are not resting on laurels following the success of their latest release, Berkeley’s On Fire. On the contrary, they’ve just released an energy-driven and slightly mad video for ‘Lose Lose Lose.’
You could’ve called this music video a typical performance music video, as the band is shown playing for an audience, except the audience is this case is “a bit” older than what we’re used to seeing. Here is how the band got the idea for the video:
“I always wanted to know what it would feel like to crowd surf if the average age of the crowd was 71 instead of 17,” says vocalist Cole Becker.
“Ambar and I talked a lot about this video as a way of inverting the formula of ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit,’” Becker explains.
“Being a young person in 2019 feels a lot more like being in an inhospitable bingo club than being in the hyper-idealized vision of a punk show. You have all this energy and vision and passion to contribute to the world, and you’re constantly met with this sludgy rejection as if you’re intruding on someone else’s party.”
Check out the new music video below.
Listen: SET IT OFF, TAKING BACK SUNDAY, CIRCA SURVIVE and more record unplugged songs for Punk Goes Acoustic
And if you can’t wait to see the band live, here is to inform you that SWMRS are currently finishing their European tour and soon heading to a ESPN performance on for the X-Games. Go here for the tickets for the tour and check out the list of dates below.
SWMRS Fall 2019 Tour Dates:
07/09 – Marseille, France @ Orange Vélodrome
07/12 – Moscow, Russian Federation @ Park Live Festival *with Bring Me The Horizon
07/14 – Glasgow, United Kingdom @ TRNSMT Festival
07/16 – Kiev, Ukraine @ UPark Festival *with Bring Me The Horizon
08/01 – Minneapolis, MN @ X Games
08/21 – London, United Kingdom @ New Cross Inn
08/23 – Leeds, United Kingdom @ Leeds Festival
08/25 – Reading, United Kingdom @ Reading Festival
10/25 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Palladium @ UNCOOL Fest 5
10/26 – Berkeley, CA @ The UC Theatre @ UNCOOL Fest 5
11/16 – Mexico City, Mexico @ Corona Capital Festival