Discovery: Scott Swain

Scott Swain is an alternative rock artist from South London whose unexpected new track Skeletons caught my attention.

By Graeme Smith

You can certainly call Scott’s music rock, but there is a twist to Skeletons that sets his sound apart. Featuring brass and up-tempo acoustic guitar, there’s a touch of Mariachi, traditional folk and the vaudevillian there. The track is inspired by the children’s book Funnybones and there is certainly a lively, youthful feel to it.

Scott has previously played in bands such as Fire At Night, How To Dress A Monster and Ebo but took his music in a solo direction in 2016. His debut EP Goodbye Country, Goodbye Home was released in 2018. His musical influences include Cinema, The Doors and Smashing Pumpkins.

You can hear Skeletons below. If you like your music on the noisier side, be sure to follow our Bang! playlist on Spotify.