Spanish band ‘Seward’ are a pleasure and a challenge for the senses. The latest signing to Naim Records and hailing from Barcelona, the band consists of members Pablo (synths, effects and guitar), Adriano (vocals), Jordi (bass) and Juan (drums), yet they are most definitely not your normal four piece ensemble. Seward share the stage with objects you might expect to see in a back-street curiosity shop; a tin toy soldier wound up and dancing across the snare drum, rusted cow bells clanging insistently and a banjo doing things no banjo has done before.
Their music is delightfully unexpected and utterly engaging, creating a sense of tension, complex layers of sound and a delicate beauty that refuses to fit into a particular genre; instead the band have dubbed their music ‘free song’. Seward are a rare band to be savoured, on initial listen you’ll find their music to be a world away from the verse-chorus masses, it will challenge and draw you into a richly tapestried story that will have you furiously searching the internet for more.