The Sound House, Dublin: Saturday 1st February, 2020.
+ Special Guest, OCIE ELLIOTT
Tickets €19.85 Incl. booking fee.
Doors 8:00pm | Over 18's | ID Required.
Current Swell announce headline show at The Sound House
Current Swell are done with talking. “If this is our time, why don’t we take it?” singer Scott Stanton sings on Current Swell’s newest album. “If this is our life, why would we waste it talking the night away?”. The band have been talking for almost a decade, now, and — make no mistake — talking well at that.
And people have been listening intently for just as long. After winning the (102.7 FM) Peak Performance Project in 2011, fans all across the world took notice of the Vancouver Island-based band and their West Coast rock sound.
The band’s success has been based off their ability to talk in profound and uplifting ways, whether about unconditional love (“Young and Able”), the cycle of life and death (“When To Talk and When To Listen”), or fame and success (“Keys To The Kingdom”). Their talking has led them to sold-out tours in North America, Brazil, and Europe, with thousands of tickets sold across four continents and well over 50 million streams worldwide.
But now, Current Swell say, the band is finished with talking. Why talk, anyway, when you can shout, stomp, and sway?
Swell do all of the above on their latest album, and the result is a piece of work that roars with energy and bristles with the sound of a band making music that they love. This energy is nothing new for Swell. For as long as they’ve played music, it has been manifested in their breakneck and bombastic live performances that have thrilled audiences from Austria to Australia, Seattle to São Paulo, and everywhere in between.
And now that relentlessness is translated into their recorded work. Songs like “High Life” and “This Is Our Time” are powerful, driving rock anthems, and even slower
songs like “Bring It On Home” and “Gone From Me” still pulse with melancholic importance. Just because Swell are done with talking doesn’t mean they don’t have anything to say.
Renewed and rejuvenated, Stanton, Sadava, Lang, and co. are stepping into the expectations of a new album and a new tour with a hard-earned confidence and a well- worn grin.
This is Current Swell’s time, and they’re taking it.