Swords are in the midst of a tour at the moment in support of their debut EP Black Balloon, a release which has caught the eye of many since its release earlier this  year. Black Balloon reached No.1 in the Irish iTunes Electronic Charts and No.35 in the overall Charts. It was Hot Press magazines Pick of the Fortnight.

Black Balloon was produced by Karl Odlum, and mastered in Abbey Road Studios London.

The remaining tour dates for this summer are as follows:

16 Jun - NPLD Festival, Sligo
21 Jun - Roisin Dubh, Galway
22 Jun - Cellar Bar, Galway
30 Jun - McCarthy's, Dingle
14 July - Cleeres - Kilkenny
28 Jul - Knockanstockan Festival, Wicklow
18 Aug - The Galleon, Kilrush