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"Crawling out from under spaces you never knew existed, we have come together to drag you out of your grave."
With a multicultural explosion of chaos, post-industrial rage, and big-clit energy, The Swell have hit the London rock scene with a Mean Punch.
Formed in late 2018 the rag tag wretch of renegades is comprised of Gilan on angry vocals and angrier guitar, Mark teaching us what a groove is on Bass, Bartek “The hammy whammy” on the whammy bar guitar, and with his devilishly delicious drumming Steve – 5’11”, blue eyes.
While the band itself is in its infancy the experience of each member can be heard in their tight grooves, gritty chops, and raw feel. Drawing on influences such as NIN, QOTSA, Peaches,Mudhoney and the rest of the 90s, The Swell create a blend of punchy rhythms and slick melodies. Alternating between a post-industrial screaming mess and a slow, sticky dripping in your ears, The Swell will seduce you in and spit you right back out again. Fear not, there's plenty of spit to go around.
Symphony of Pain
First ever live performance of critically acclaimed new album VIROLOGY from SYMPHONY OF PAIN.
As part of a 4 band bill live at The Fiddlers Elbow NW5 don't miss this opportunity to be amongst the first to witness this live premiere of the album given 10/10 by Powerplay rock and metal magazine. "sublime and possibly the best album of the year" by Chris O'Connor, Fireworks magazine. Featuring Johanne James of Threshold on drums.
What the press says about Virology:
Chris O'Connor / Fireworks mag: 'This is simply sublime and possibly the best album of 2018!' (full review below)
Mark Yandle at Nusakan Radio: 'Your new CD is incredible nearly beyond words'
James R Turner / The Progressive Aspect: '...the sense of enjoyment flows through the album, the band are confident and powerful throughout.... Symphony of Pain have created an intelligent, entertaining and all-round brilliant successor to their debut'
Paul Baker at ARfm Radio: '...I've got goose bumps... bloody marvelous... Hydeology was fantastic but with Virology, you've taken yet another step forward.... fan bloody tastic... Hooked... Pam's violin... beautiful, haunting yet powerful... superb...'
Glenn Butler / Independent (ex Powerplay): ‘The album is overflowing with a dark and beautiful aura, majestic lyrics and hypnotic musicianship. With each song being perfectly balanced between vocal and music aspects and the blurring of classical elements alongside traditional guitar, bass and drums works a treat. ...this album showcases a fully-fledged band that have produced a remarkable piece of work. Virology is a modern classic from start to end.’
Dublin metal band - thrashy blackened folk death with doom and traditional vibes.
Charlie, John, Oscar, Daire, Bill
Source: The Fiddler's Elbow website