Scott Swain is an acoustic singer-songwriter. Combining haunting harmonies with provocative melodies, Scott Swain’s music aims to disarm and captivate any listener.
Cinema is at the forefront of the music I write. Each of my songs have been inspired by films that have left their mark on me. Musically, I draw influences from people such as Elliot Smith and Alan Sparhawk to bands like Frightened Rabbit, and Radiohead.
Scott also plays in two bands: How to Dress a Monster and Fire at Night. He is therefore likely to be playing live at least a few times a month and always happy to meet new people and chat about bands, music, and/or films. He has just released Like Nothing Else, which is about the film Event Horizon Scott Swain is a solo artist serving up a well-needed nutritious plate of existential therapy, whilst trying to win over the world one listener at a time.
He’s been performing as a solo artist since August 2016, where Scott first appeared at Standon Calling festival.
He plays live as much as he can – here are his next live dates:
06th April – Woolwich, London – The Arts Cafe.
11th April – Clapham, London – Northcote Records.
19th April – Whitechapel, London – The Warehouse
22nd April – Brixton, London – Craft Beer Co.
30th April – Shoreditch, London – The Blueberry Bar.
11th May – Clapham, London – Clapham Library.
17th May – Brighton – The Great Escape Festival
28th May – Soho, London – The Spice of Life
08th June – Victoria, London – Victoria Library.
Drawing on influences from Americana, Country, and Alt Indie, Scott Swain is a UK based singer-songwriter (with no fixed abode as he travels around in his camper-van with his dog at the moment). See cute picture below!
Although he has been likened to Nick Cave, and even The National, his main source of influence is cinema.
Each of his songs are written about particular films which have left their mark on him. In June 2017 he began writing and recording his debut EP, which was finally completed in January 2018 thanks to a successful Kickstarter campaign.
On It’s Too Late, Scott says:
“It’s too late is mainly inspired by the French film Irreversible – a hard to watch film about taking the wrong actions following a deeply traumatic event. The overall vibe of the music is inspired by one of my favourite bands, The Smashing Pumpkins”.
When listening to his music, a glass of good bourbon is optional.