Brudenell Presents...

Sweeping Promises - cancelled

@ Hyde Park Book Club

Statement from Sweeping Promises:

''Bad news alert: we’re canceling our EU/UK tour dates. We can’t take the COVID + financial risks while traveling abroad. It is what it is, and we're angry about it. We would like to thank and acknowledge: the clubs and festival promoters who are working hard to better culture during a precarious time with little or no safety net for the arts; our intrepid overseas booking agent Kirmes (we will ride again!); our band managers Jacob and Apple, ever hopeful and strategic; the Feel It label head extraordinaire Sam Richardson and the Sub Pop team for being fab in general.

The biggest disappointment comes from missing out on meeting irl our virtual friends, fellow collectors, like-minded bands, radio/zine freaks, etc, who constitute the joy of this life. Please know our intent to redo this tour in the future and come to a town near you.''


Thirteen years ago, Caufield and Lira began making music in a small town in Arkansas. Over the subsequent decade, having relocated to Boston in 2012, the duo became serial band-starters on the East Coast underground. Their many DIY projects and releases established their thrifty and disciplined songwriting practice, known by few. 

Sweeping Promises, their latest project, was born in a disused and reverberant concrete laboratory in Cambridge, MA. Tracked with a self-devised “single-mic technique” and mixed in mono, the band completed their debut “Hunger for a Way Out” just in time to enter quarantine. With only a single basement show under their belt, the band received an unexpectedly wide reception, firstly in online punk circles, and eventually stretching beyond. The band owes their circulation to the expert coordination of Sam Richardson, label head of Virginia’s Feel It Records. Sam describes the release: “Angular guitars and sharp synth notes float atop a raw rhythm section, while Lira Mondal's effervescent vocals truly define Sweeping Promises' sound. There's something simple yet otherworldly about these tracks - you have the DIY prowess of Kleenex/LiLiPUT and Girls at Our Best!, a brooding new wave-y minimal synth sound woven in, and an undeniable pop-leaning appeal captured in vibrant monaural glory.”

Sweeping Promises is currently HQ’d in Austin, TX after fleeing Boston in Covid time. They are currently preparing for tour (in a better world) and stockpiling recordings made in Caufield’s parents’ bathroom.

Have a listen…

Friday 27th May 2022

Price: £11 adv

Doors 19:30

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