WELSH FOURSOME LINE UP NEW VIDEO & SINGLE!
UK tune beasts SWEET IGNITIONS have just revealed a new track and video,
Daggers – https://youtu.be/LYJmEgYZ4t4 , out now via The Animal Farm.
If you can imagine a band that fuses the fuzzed-up fury of Fu Manchu,
Monster Magnet and Jawbox with Crosby, Stills and Nash’s ear for a killer
harmony, you are close to describing South Wales quartet SWEET IGNITIONS.
The Abergavenny riff masters have never met an overdrive pedal they didn’t
like, yet they astutely manage to balance their twin-guitar,
feedback-drenched sound with melodies that hit just as hard as the riffs.
Born at the end of 2017, SWEET IGNITION’s history can be tracked to the
start of the millilumen, when Matt Phillips (Guitar and Vocals) and Lino
Malnati (Guitar and Backing Vocals) earned their stripes as young upstarts
in Ruby Cruiser. The band were signed to One Little Indian and cut a debut
album with producer Chris Sheldon (Pixies, Foo Fighters, Biffy Clyro). The
band were poised for big things, but the course of rock ‘n’ roll rarely runs
smoothly and Ruby Cruiser fell apart before it could realise its full
potential. Burned by the experience, music took a backseat for Matt and Lino
in the following years, until the pair both found themselves living back in
their hometown and reunited with a rekindled love of song-writing and
cranked-up guitars. They were quickly joined by bassist Huw Thomas, bringing
a low-end rumble honed by years on the South Wales scene, before the
versatile and hard-hitting drummer Ty Walker completed the picture.
The band’s debut single, Holy Scars, arrived late 2018 and racked up
positive feedback with rock blogs, as well as exposure on BBC Radio Wales.
The track also received strong support from Johnny Doom, notching up solid
airplay on his Kerrang! Radio show. Their follow up, Neptune, landed at the
start of this year and created an even bigger stir, making its way across
the pond to LA to pick up airplay with SiriusXM. The track also scored a Top
10 spot on Big Indie Giant’s international playlist and picked up plays on
stations across Europe and North America.
SWEET IGNITIONS have now dropped their third release, Daggers, which is an
absolute stomping monster. The track ideally showcases the foursome’s
song-writing prowess; it is simultaneously the heaviest and most melodic
thing they’ve ever written. With more releases in the works for the
remainder of the year, as well as further prominent festivals and support
shows, the band’s stock is sure to soar.