Tom Staszkiewicz - Bass / Backing vocals | Joe Staszkiewicz - Rhythm Guitar / lead vocals
Rowan Staszkiewicz - Lead Guitar / Backing vocals | Lloyd Staszkiewicz - Drums / Backing vocals
Swound! will release debut full-length 'Into The Sea' on 5th March, 2012 through their own label The Grelmin Corporation. To celebrate its release, the band will be playing a pair of special album release shows. One in London and one in Nottingham. Singer/guitarist Joe says of the gigs - "As we've been on tour constantly for the last three months we decided to do a couple of small but special shows to coincide release of Into The Sea. One in our hometown of Nottingham and one in London where we'll try to fit the intensity of a 25 date tour into just two gigs. Just imagine the greatest gig of all time. These will come very close to that."
The album 'Into The Sea' 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).
LIVE DATES -
5th March Barfly London
15th March Rock City Nottingham