Swansea Sound will head to Manchester’s Talleyrand next week in support of their new album Twentieth Century which is out today.

The Manchester gig is one of 10 UK dates they have lined up in additional to a set at Paris’ Popfest.

Twentieth Century takes on everything that was supposed to be great about alternative culture that left people unequipped to deal with the reality of the twenty-first century.  It looks at digital isolation; relationships which take place only online; the human cost of technology; stress; virtual romance; anger; an inability to fight authority figures; and losing contact and connection with fans.  But against the backdrop of all that is hard, Swansea Sound also pick out the hope and joy with love songs; idealism and optimistic reminiscing.

The band, formed of indie scene veterans Hue Williams (The Pooh Sticks), Amelia Fletcher and Rob Pursey (both Talulah Gosh/Heavenly, The Catenary Wires), Bob Collins (The Dentists, The Treasures of Mexico), Ian Button, (Death in Vegas, with Louis Philippe, Pete Astor and Papernut Cambridge) came together during lockdown, recording three singles without even meeting each other before debut album Live At The Run Puncheon landed in 2021.

When do Swansea Sound perform at Manchester’s Talleyrand?

Swansea Sound perform at Manchester’s Talleyrand on 14 September 2023.  The Manchester gig is one of 10 UK dates they are playing in support of the album:
9 September – London, Rough Trade East
14 September – Manchester, The Talleyrand
15 September – Cardiff, Moon Club
16 September – Carmarthen, Cwrw
17 September – Bristol, Rough Trade
29 September – St Leonards, The Piper
30 September – Paris, Popfest
13 October – Leeds, Wharf Chambers
14 October – Newcastle-On-Tyne, Cumberland Arms
27 October – Brighton/Hove, The Brunswick
28 October – London, The Water Rats