‘Wrestling’ is the new single from Orlando Seale and The Swell. Conceived in a condemned Denmark Street rehearsal room and inspired by the collapsing state of Seale’s own personal life, ‘Wrestling’ pitches us straight into the heart of the fray. Today Orlando Seale and The Swell have shared the video for ‘Wrestling’, directed by Tom Kingsley. Watch below.
Recorded with Rob Wilks at Squarehead Studios in Kent ‘Wrestling’ is powered along by a remorseless rhythm, discordant pianos, and a palpable sense of jeopardy and impermanence. Matching Seale’s dramatic delivery the band have mercilessly stripped away layers to reveal something both ugly and beautiful as the song builds to a draining yet ultimately cathartic climax.
Released ahead of the band’s headline show at Oslo in Hackney ‘Wrestling’ caps a remarkable year for the band that has seen them play sold out shows around the country, perform at some of the UK’s leading festivals and have their previous single ‘All Of The Dogs/Filthy Hope’ championed by the likes of BBC 6 Music’s Tom Robinson.
Watch the video to ‘Wrestling’ BELOW:
Alongside the digital release Orlando Seale and The Swell have partnered with Welsh chocolate company, Nomnom, to produce a special edition Halen Mon sea salt song-bar inspired by ‘Wrestling’. The wrapper will feature work by illustrator Oh Bones, as well as a lyric sheet and download code for the single. Check out our recent interview with Orlando HERE.
Pictures by Joe Sarah