Upset faves SWMRS are kicking off their upcoming UK tour with what are bound to be explosive sets at Reading & Leeds this weekend. While not quite veterans of the festival, it’s one they’ve attended before, and so they inevitably have a story to tell.
“I was in catering one day,” starts bassist Seb Mueller. “Papa Roach walked by me and I’m a complete and total Papa super fan. So I said yo, ‘Papa, can we get a pic?’ He nodded and I was welcomed into his presence with a gentle yet firm embrace while we took the photo.
“Afterwords we got to talking and he brought me back to his trailer and we kicked it for a while. He had an acoustic guitar and ended up play me ‘Last Resort’ front to back. It was amazing, I mean come on I had Thee Roach right there giving me practically a private concert.”
The band play Reading later today (Friday 26th August) on the Pit, then Leeds tomorrow (Saturday 27th August) alongside Trash Boat, Creeper, Superheaven, Citizen, Thrice and more.
“I’m stoked to see Kellin Quinn [of Sleeping With Sirens], he’s the homie,” says Seb. “I’m also hyped to watch K.Flay, we’re from the same part of the Bay Area and she’s a fucking badass.”
And what about their set? “Pyro. Probably also gonna light all our amps on fire. I might go full GG Allin and take a fat shit on stage mid-set.”
SWMRS’ UK tour will visit:
29 The Sunflower Lounge, Birmingham
30 Glasgow, Broadcast
31 Edinburgh, Electric Circus
01 Manchester, Deaf Institute
02 Liverpool, Studio 2
03 Norwich, Owl Sanctuary
05 Nottingham, Bodega
06 Southampton, The Joiners
07 Bristol, Thekla
08 London, Garage