Vevo announces the release of SWMRS' live performances of "April In Houston" and "Too Much Coffee". There's never been a band quite like SWMRS, the Oakland quartet that combines the caustic broadsides of The Clash, the amphetamine bubblegum of the Ramones and the searing lyrics, propulsive energy and raw honesty of Public Enemy, Frank Ocean, A Tribe Called Quest and Kurt Cobain.
SWMRS consists of childhood friends Cole Becker, Max Becker, Joey Armstrong and Sebastian Mueller, who decided to start fresh after the dissolution of their previous band, Emily's Army. They self-released their debut album, Drive North, in 2016, before signing to Fueled By Ramen to drop Berkeley's On Fire in February 2019. The album aims to serve as a counterpoint to today's trying times, with co-frontman Cole Becker explaining, "when we were writing these songs we were very conscious of our role in creating a space for people to escape the nonstop negative media cycle." Berkeley's On Fire is available now on all streaming platforms, and be sure to keep up with exclusive content from artists all over the world on YouTube.com/Vevo.