The Swipes, hailing from Frankfurt/Main, are known for their individual yet catchy sound. The four-piece has developed an - as the press says - electrifying sort of sixties-influenced rock, rounded off with a pinch of indie-punk and ska. They consider this blend as a German answer to the garage rock revival of the 2000's, a style belonging to the sphere of bands like The Hives, The Strokes, The (International) Noise Conspiracy and co.
In April 2010 The Swipes became co-winners of an online contest run by Bruce Springsteen's guitarist Steven Van Zandt and were presented on ESPN's NASCAR motorsports TV program. Moreover the quartet is frequently getting airplay and being interviewed by public service radio stations and commercial broadcasters with a high coverage - plus by countless city-, college- and web radios.
"Destroy Your World", the 13-track debut longplayer of The Swipes, was published by Kamikaze Records, an internationally operating independent label. The album is available on all relevant download portals like iTunes and Amazon as well as in many record stores.
Favorite Music/Influences (list some bands, musicians, genres, etc.):
60's beat & garage, rock & roll, mod, surf, powerpop, acid punk, protopunk, punk, post punk, ska, reggae and neo garage. Some of our favourites: The Urges, The Cynics, The Maggots, Dead Moon/Pierced Arrows, Billy Childish, The Magnificent Brotherhood, The Staggers, The Cramps, The New Christs, The Hives, The (International) Noise Conspiracy, The Von Bondies, The White Stripes, The Boss Martians, The Raveonettes, The Detroit Cobras, Tokyo Sex Destruction, The Strokes, The Fuzztones, Miracle Workers, The Brood, The Pandoras, The Nomads, The Broken Jug, Crimson Shadows, The Stomach Mouths, Vietnam Veterans, The Sick Rose, Marshmallow Overcoat, The Jam, Patti Smith Group, The Clash, The Stooges, Radio Birdman, The Sonics, The Electric Prunes, The Painted Ship, The Human Expression, The Standells, 13th Floor Elevators, The Velvet Underground, The Who, Syd Barrett's Pink Floyd - and many, many others, of course.
Favorite Show(s) on GaragePunk Pirate Radio:
Any podcast that plays music like the mentioned above. Special greetings to Nacho (Electric Boogie Show)!
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