The International Swingers will back in the studio this November to finish recording their debut album (working title "Whatever Works Now"). Because the band firmly believes in giving the best value at all times the Swingers are a launching a PledgeMusic campaign. PledgeMusic is a great way for The Swingers to interact directly, with no middle man or record label, to everyone who shares their same love for music, especially 50s, 60s, 70s rock & roll and punk. Now fans and supporters can log in to PledgeMusic and pre-order the album, along with a ton of other goodies like t-shirts, signed posters, set lists, lyrics and photos, a signed Les Paul guitar, and even a special tour of the recording studio while the band is in session. Think that’s cool? Well the studio in question is the Foo Fighters' personal Studio 606 in Los Angeles. For all the details go to pledgemusic.com/TheInternationalSwingers
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Message from Gary."Hello everyone, just wanted to let you know we’ve got some great songs in the works. Probably around 12 tracks for the album and a bunch more as special downloads during the PledgeMusic campaign, not to mention a load of stuff filmed during the last recording sessions; And we’ll be sending out live feed from the studio in November. Check out all the info at Pledgemusic/TheInternationalSwingers and get onboard the bullet-train to Rock n’ Roll City with Clem, James, Glen & me."
Love, peace, rock n’ roll,
The International Swingers played two great shows to kick off 2014 in LA at the Farmers Market and at Redballs. It was a great start to the year.
Check out this video and great photos of the show from Michael Eivaz:
The International Swingers played to a packed house with a special one off show at London's Lexington on July 19th. The super enthusiastic crowd comprised mainly of fans who had won tickets from our FaceBook site. Here are a few choice snippets from the many on-line and press reviews;
"It was a revved up night of no-nonsense, fast and furious rock 'n' roll.
They have an instantly recognizable tone that's straight out of the 80s rock and roll scene. The best was probably 'FBI' and 'Gun Control'. Both were really rather good indeed: punching guitars steaming along on a formidable rhythm and controversial, hard hitting lyrics, entrenched in old school rock and roll but with modern political subjects drilled into the crowd. Played very well, it was interesting to hear that politicized but accessible tone return and deal with subjects that more modern music is far more aggressive about.
Burke's insane, whirlwind drumming was a feature of the gig. If there's anyone that hits a harder snare than this man I'm not sure I want to be there.
James Stevenson's lead guitar bit and snarled all night and the crowd lapped up the poses and shapes from one of the originals.
Glen combed his hair back - something I've only ever seen in films or on TV... even the smallest motion like this made me feel like I was a teen reliving the punk-rock era.
Gary Twinn is a very convincing front man - a great vocal delivery, on occasion sounding a little Iggy pop-like. He easily held centre stage, looked like he meant business and smashed out some vibrant supporting guitar as well.
What is more welcome though are the band's newer compositions, scattered between the covers and career retrospective tracks. 'FBI', 'Live Wire' and 'Gun Control' are all highly impressive, and an early indication that there's a damn good album to come out of these guys if they so choose."
Stay tuned for The International SwingersUS & UK November/December dates. Meanwhile August, September, October.
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The International Swingers will play 2 shows in Los Angeles:
January 18, 2014
6333 W. 3rd St.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
19 January 19, 2014
Redballs Rock & Roll Pizza
13816 Princeton Avenue
Moorpark, CA 93021