Seward - Life
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This is a free-edited piece accidentally inspired by the complete original Seward first recording of Life and many (among many others) images unusually stolen from such unique one-way tour which took place in the enduring year of Our Dear Lord Seward, 2012.
Main Characters: Pablo Schvarzman, Juan R. Berbín, Martín Leiton, Jordi Puy, Pedro Villareal, The Lovely Nofi's, Matt Pence
Non-Direction, One-Hand Footage & Cheerful Edition: Adriano Galante
Best Boys: Jordi Matas, Panxii Badii & Terry McNally
Engineering: Jordi Colomé at La Casa Murada
Mixing & Mastering: Matt Pence at The Echo Lab
Album: "Second Two: Chapter Home"
Naim Records (Europe) www.naimrecords.com
Foehn Records (Spain)
Management: Terry McNally
When you hear a band with something different about them, something unique, that rare and precious quality, the shock of the new, you just know.
Barcelona’s Seward are extraordinary. A four-piece that don’t go in for typical song structures, that captivate one minute with a heart-tugging melody, before collapsing into thrilling noise the next. They ascend from delicate acoustic beauty to dissonant chaos, from atmospheric samples to scrunching wreckage. Pablo plays synths, effects and guitar, Adriano sings, Jordi plays bass and Juan is on drums but the band use banjos, wind-up toys, samples, whatever comes to hand to realise their incandescent vision.
Their third album Second Two: Chapter Home and first for Naim Records (home of the Mercury Prize-nominated Eska) is a stunning work of art. A record to get lost in. These are unconventional, original songs that ditch the tired verse-chorus-verse structure but trigger the same addiction cravings that the best pop music can.
All is bound together by the singer Adriano’s soaring voice. It’s an expressive instrument with singular phrasing, dancing dexterously in-between the music, changing style and delivery but always a deeply emotional presence.
Formed after meeting at the regular WTF jam session at the Jamboree club in Barcelona – four musicians who instantly knew they must become a band when they started playing together – each member brings a distinctive identity to the project that melds into the unique Seward sound.
“All the musicians in this band are from very different scenes,” Seward say. “Theatre, experimental rock, poetry. Juan came from traditional Brazilian music. Jordi played with flamenco singers. The influences are completely different. It could sound like some bands, but we’re more influenced by our lives. Other things that are not music.”