Here is the latest single from Birmingham, UK-based Swampmeat Family Band. The Hynek Gannon-directed video for ‘Pouring Down’ is as darkly atmospheric as the music, with brilliant use of colour and fire to convey the mood of the song. Former member of Philadelphia rockers Low Cut Connie, Daniel Finnemore delivers a distinctive vocal that twists and turns along a compelling melody over deep and tuneful bass guitar
‘Pouring Down’ is taken from the upcoming album ‘Polish Your Old Halo’, due out on 3rd November 2023. The follow-up to the band’s third album ‘Muck’ has moved on from themes of heartbreak to resilience. Finnemore says: “There are some real autobiographical moments, like there always are with Swampmeat. But I’m reflecting on other situations than just my own, too, and I think it’s quite a compassionate record in places, especially on songs like ‘Black Dogs at Bay’. Just thinking about the difficulty of coping with life at times, which is something we were all going through when I was writing this album.” The album continues to be driven by Swampmeat’s blues-rock, but is more varied, with their sound sometimes stripped back and sometimes more layered and embellished. He explains: “The response to ‘Muck’ was really cool and that opened the door for us to step things up a little bit. Make a different, more textured record, where I’d think about what we could add, but also what we could take away.” The result is confident songwriting and absorbing songs from Finnemore and the band. Check it out.