“Led by the mesmeric vocals of Tina Karkinen and an addiction to the kind of gently chiming guitars that should soundtrack your “gazing wistfully out of the window” moments… fragile prettiness” – The Sunday Times

“2016 is looking like the year Swaying Wires could swing into full view” – BBC6 Music

“Subtle elements of psychedelia creep into the music adding richness and mystery – not unlike The Sadies” Popmatters

“I seriously believe there is a big and appreciative multi-national audience out there who has yet to come across Swaying Wires, and that will love what they hear. ‘I Left a House Burning’ is a beautifully constructed and performed album, and I really hope we get to Swaying Wires in the UK one day too.” – Nordic Music Review

“Kuulit sen ensin Rumbasta: turkulainen Swaying Wires on ensi vuoden indieilmiö” – Rumba

“Trots att vi är halvvägs inne i januari så är jag säker på att jag vid årets slut kommer att hålla I left a house burning som en av årets inhemska plattor.” Sebastian Bergholm, Yle

“Swaying Wiresin musiikkia voisi verrata vaikka mihin eteeristä folk-poppia tai harsoisempaa dream-poppia luoviin yhtyeisiin, mutta mikään viivojen vetäminen toisiin orkestereihin ei tee riittävästi oikeutta tälle upealle albumille. Ei siis auta muu kuin hakea sanoista apua.” Desibeli.net (5/5)

“Levy on ehjä ja kaunis kokonaisuus, mutta myös yksittäisten biisien tasolla Swaying Wires onnistuu. Etenkin ihanan The Sundaysin mieleen tuova Suddenly, painostavasti tunnelmoiva Fear ja pianolle rakentuva koskettava Ways to Remember erottuvat edukseen” Levy Päivässä (8.2)

“I Left A House Burning is a pleasant and thoroughly rewarding experience that benefits immensely from great songwriting, Karkinen’s beautiful vocals and its lush instrumentation.” – Sound & Silence (80%)

I Left A House Burning is Swaying Wires’ best record yet. […] The band showcases a lot of creativity, variety and ambition throughout this record and they have absolutely smashed the hell out of any worry of them suffering the “second album blues”. A truly lovely record. ” – Exploding Head Syndrome

“the band hurls themselves through a collection of folk-tinged Americana and pop that seems pulled from sometime in the mid-’90s but still feels immediate and necessary in an already-overcrowded pop marketplace.” Nooga.com

“Hailing from Finland, Swaying Wires is the kind of band that crawls under your skin. They represent duality- familiar yet unique, rooted in the traditional, yet pushing towards the future.” Elmore Magazine


“Quality songcraft, dusky textures, cutting melodies and deeply felt emotion.” – Five Songs To Hear This Week Q Magazine)

“Some Blue Sky is a fantastic debut album from Swaying Wires. There’s a nice mix of accessible traits thrown in alongside some sombre performances from guitars and vocals to make it seem like the nicest tugging of the heartstrings ever known.” –  Exploding Head Syndrome

“a solid collection of atmospheric indie-folk with some interesting instrumentation and melodies playing off the lyrics.” – Beat Surrender

“Gothically tinged folk-rock out of Finland. This seems much more ‘straight’ than someone like Chelsea Wolfe. Perhaps SW’s Tina Kärkinen seems less likely to breathe fire on me and eat my charred remains.” – 4zzz

“Reaching out to their listeners Swaying Wires is lovely to listen to, it is a beautiful, pure experience that speaks between universal lines and touches a place without words.” – Alt Media

“Det här är musik för oss som älskade The Sundays och Mazzy Star på 1990-talet men lika mycket för oss som älskar de överraskande banden i den våg av indiefolk och drömsk pop som rullat över oss i några år redan” – Sebastian Bergholm, YLE

“This is an album of gentle folk rock; the vocal is fragile and delicate which works very well with the music, a mix of small noises contrasting with heavy guitar riffs. It has a timeless feel, gentle and sweet. It has an indie sound, think of the Throwing Muses and their peers.” – Louder Than War

“The combination of Tina’s delicate but powerful vocals and the robust instrumentation from the band are hauntingly beautiful” – Popa’s Tunes

“Beautiful female vocals and captivating folk songs”  – One Chord To Another