Swound! To Release Debut Album

Swound! To Release Debut Album

Swound! will release debut full-length ‘Into The Sea’ on 5th March, 2011 through their own label The Grelmin Corporation.

The album draws heavily on the Swound!’s love of 90s guitar bands such as Nirvana, Pixies, Weezer and Pavement. It was self-produced, then mixed by the legendary Chris Sheldon. The package will also contain an accompanying DVD which includes a feature length documentary of the recording process, entitled ‘Whatever Happened, Happened.’

Brothers Joe and Tom Staszkiewicz, originally from the Isle of Man formed a band at University. The band built up a strong local following but something wasn’t right. In 2007, Rowan and Lloyd Staszkiewicz joined the lineup. This made Nottingham based Swound! a four piece band of real brothers. Their first single together ‘What’s Your Poison?’ gave the band press and radio coverage and a session at Maida Vale Studios with Rob Da Bank. A few singles later and Swound! were invited to play Radio 1’s Big Weekend. They were the first unsigned band to contribute a track to USA’s crossover kid’s phenomenon ‘Yo Gabba Gabba!’ (and one of only two British bands ever).

The band then embarked on their most ambitious project to date: Challenge Swound!, in support of their single ‘Predator 3’ where the public were asked to challenge the brothers to do anything they could think of. They made the national press with features in The Guardian, Kerrang! and Rock Sound whilst the band worked through completing hundreds of challenges including ‘The Great Mosh Challenge’, ‘100 Meter World Record Challenge’ and ‘3 Man Skateboard’.

Explosive choruses, unique guest vocalists (including a dentist from Alabama who also starred in IMDB’s lowest rating film ever), themes of time travel and recurring references to the TV program ‘Lost’ make this album a vivacious and eclectic delight that you can’t help but find yourself singing along to.

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