57 North Presents: Swym

Psych-influenced alternative rockers visit the 57NP studio on Monday 6th August

Aberdeen-based alternative rockers Swym visit the 57 North Presents studio on Monday 6th August for a chat with our host Lou.

Conceived by multi-instrumentalist Nassif Younes (pictured), the psych-influenced band release their new single 'I Hate You Because' on the 17th of August, following up on a well-received EP last year.

Nassif says of the new single: "Most of my songs come over time. The hook comes quite quickly and then it's a slug to bring out the rest. ‘I Hate You Because’ was one of the ones that just came immediately.

"I was walking to the studio to give a guitar lesson and it all just happened there. Words, chords and melody at the same time. I left my student in the waiting room for 5 minutes so I could record it on my phone. As soon as I got home that day, I picked up the guitar again, put down the bridge and that was it".

If you also fancy checking them out live, they play Aberdeen’s Cafe Drummond on Friday 10th August.

Missed it? Fear not, the show is also repeated on Friday at Midnight, or you can Listen Again here.

After Monday's show, you can also request any of Swym's tracks on any of our other live shows by contacting the studio on 01224 483413, by texting 60300 (type SHMU, leave a space and then your message) or by emailing studio@shmu.org.uk.