The Cardboard Swords are an emotive powerhouse

Michigan based The Cardboard Swords find the sweet-spot between cripplingly heavy emotion and uplifting melody, swaying between the twinkly beauty of ‘Brian’s Song’ and the tragic honesty of the part spoken-word ‘Flannel’. The mood glides through Midwestern emo and off-kilter indie, gently guided by primary vocalist Tyler DeCoeur’s mesmerising delivery.

In a live setting The Cardboard Swords are an emotive powerhouse, dripping in sweat as the inner turmoil twists into understated ferocity. The delicate nature of their sound is amplified, but never overpowered. Elegantly refined, The Cardboard Swords’ passion quickly drives their sound upward.

Photo by: Beth Parks