After relationships with 4AD broke down Swallow began writing and recording at home. A newly funded Rough Trade records released a four track EP Hush which included a cover of Steve Miller’s Dear Mary. At this point Swallow briefly toured with Mazzy Star. The brief hiatus did nothing to inspire interest in the duo, and the Hush EP was poorly received. Which is a shame as it is good
Louise Trehy’s vocals are haunting and ethereal. Yet it all sounds very 4AD even though it was on Rough Trade. It still sounds like the Cocteau Twins which is not going to win many fans, when it was released in 1994. Everyone was into Britpop at this time and the sound seemed dated.
Watching the Sun