Sat 24 Aug
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PREMIERE: LONDONERS THE SWAGGER STRUT DEBUT SINGLE


The Swagger live

Britain and London in particular, has always been a breeding ground for excellent dynamic music, beloved at home and easily exported abroad. The British Rock invasion was the beginning of something wonderful that would have the rest of the world looking to the UK for musical guidance and bands for inspiration.

It’s no wonder that some of today’s bands are readily showing their preference for the golden days of that invasion in their creations today. One such band is The Swagger, consisting of brothers Lee Stevens (lead vocals, rhythm guitar) and Paul Stevens (lead guitar, back vocals), Will O’Connell (bass guitar), and Roger Malaquias (drums).

The band is readying the world for their forthcoming self-titled debut EP. We’ve got the premiere of She Gonna Blow My Mind here today. This song represents a perfect fusion of Oasis and The Kinks, as if with slowed-down of Iggy Pop’s Lust for Life. A perfect start to what will likely be a bright music career.

Britain and London in particular, has always been a breeding ground for excellent dynamic music, beloved at home and easily exported abroad. The British Rock invasion was the beginning of something wonderful that would have the rest of the world looking to the UK for musical guidance and bands for inspiration.

It’s no wonder that some of today’s bands are readily showing their preference for the golden days of that invasion in their creations today. One such band is The Swagger, consisting of brothers Lee Stevens (lead vocals, rhythm guitar) and Paul Stevens (lead guitar, back vocals), Will O’Connell (bass guitar), and Roger Malaquias (drums).

The band is readying the world for their forthcoming self-titled debut EP. We’ve got the premiere of She Gonna Blow My Mind here today. This song represents a perfect fusion of Oasis and The Kinks, as if with slowed-down of Iggy Pop’s Lust for Life. A perfect start to what will likely be a bright music career.

In the past year, the band has made some important inroads with several key figures in the music business. First off, there is legendary drummer Graham Bonnar of Swervedriver, who has also done stints with The Brian Jonestown Massacre and The Black Ryder. Bonnar played the role of producer on this release and a fine job he has done.

Second, Bonnar involved quite a lot of renowned music professionals in the creation of this EP. Pat Collier of the Vibrators, who has also worked with Swervedriver, mixed and mastered. Brendan Quinn of Divisionist, who also toured with Rosco and Pete Bassman from Spacemen 3, also served as technician. The band also recorded at Konk Studios, set up by Ray and Dave Davies of The Kinks

Third off, Creation Records’ legendary Alan Mcgee recently invited The Swagger to take part in the Musicians Against Homelessness project he is spearheading, so the band will be taking part in that too.

I saw The Swagger in a local bar near Turnpike Lane. They came on and blew my head off. Live they have the same energy as the early punk bands,” explains Bonnar.

The band’s next gigs happen on July 23 at The Cavendish Arms in London and on August 27 at The Islington.

This is truly a rowdy fun offering and offers a taste of what’s to come on the band’s four-track debut EP, which is slated for release in July 22. It’s already available digitally and on limited edition for pre-order on the band’s Bandcamp.

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