The video stars actress Honeysuckle Weeks and her son, was shot by Pete Wells and edited by Nadia Hamoud. “All Of The Dogs” is the second track of the bands’ double A-side single release – out this week.
To celebrate the double release The Swell are playing a two-night residency at The Sebright Arms in East London on Wednesday 25th and Thursday 26th of March with support from Ajimal and Hawk respectively.
British-born singer songwriter Orlando Seale was living and working as an actor in LA when his girlfriend lent him Elliot Smith’s old guitar. Then she left him. He made his way home to London and was struck by the rapidly changing capital, staggering along in the wake of the financial crash. A new menace, and a keen sense of mortality shot through his songs. A collaboration with an orchestra for The Old Vic Tunnels gave birth to ‘The Swell’, and a more ambitious sound that sought to capture the epic sweep of the ‘unreal city’, its caffeinated highs and gin-street lows.
The band have played everything from stripped-back intimate living room tours, to festival stages including Greenman, Wilderness & No Direction Home, with as many as 20 members on stage. At the back end of 2014 they headlined, and sold out The Lexington in London to celebrate the launch of a collection of live songs. This March they celebrate again – with the release of a double-a-side single coupled with two single launch shows at East London’s Sebright Arms on March 25th & 26th.
Orlando Seale and The Swell are:
Andrew Gallop (drums), Sarah Bennington (voice/flute/percussion), Rebecca Hopkin (viola/voice), Patricia Ramirez (viola/voice), Rob Wilks (guitar), Micky Turkington (bass), Dan Bull (cello), Zosia Zagodzinska (cello), Orlando Seale (voice/guitar).