SWAYBACK Going, but certainly not gone, guitar splintering toungue-in-cheek blues rockers, Swayback, have had a busy month of album launches in April, but now it's time to say farewell! Having recently released the acclaimed debut single 'One Way Traffic' from their upcoming second LP, pesonal circumstances will force the band to put a hiatus on live performances for the rest of 2008 and possibly beyond.
Flying under the radar of national radio for the past four years, Swayback have toured Australia, igniting audiences nationwide with their over-the-top assault of slide driven swagger rock. Selling a stunning number of albums, the band has cemented a reputation as one of Adelaide's great underground rock successes of recent times. However, for the time being it's farewell, at the Crown & Anchor Hotel, Adelaide ANZAC Day Friday 25th April.
Swayback are a four-piece band from Adelaide who Half A Cow describe as 'swagger-rock' in the way that early 70s Flamin Groovies (before they added the apostrophe) and the Stones (before Mick started jogging) are. This twelve track debut album is chock full of tunes from the pens of Brenton Masser and Matt Small - two gritty rockers who also master some mean duelling slide guitar, backed by the punchy rhythm section of Duane De Gruchy and Jason Sifis. Half A Cow goes so far to say this is the best longplayer they have ever heard come out of South Australia. Big Call. But wait until you hear this album. If you like your rock sweaty, action packed and reckless, then Swayback are for you. Slide driven, blues-based rock sensationalism at itís best. Honest and real. They put on a mammoth (yes, mammoth) live show, too.