SWAMPLAND THE STORY
When the lead singer of a band describes their sound as ‘cock-rock’ you know he’s either yanking your chain or has spent way too much time in Australia in the ‘80s listening to questionable music **
It’s a bit of both: a bit cheeky and a lot of swagger. Much like Swampland, really.
Tony Daunt is that lead singer and has been in Swampland since 2012 and seen it through many incarnations of band members, life events and musical styles.
They have a reputation as a rockabilly or psychobilly band, but they’re not: they’re a rock ‘n roll band.
Dark, tense, ‘80s punk-infused, bluesy, gritty, low-fi, rootsy, ego-centric.
They’re all of it.
Swampland are back after a two year hiatus with a new single ‘Cheatin’ Girl’ which drops on 13 November 2020.
It’s a pre-cursor to their debut album which has themes of cheating, rejection, ‘loving’ (ahem) someone to death, going to hell. It‘s all a bit dark and sounds like they might need extensive therapy and/or a new puppy for Christmas. Stay tuned for a release date.
But for all their bad-boy swagger, Swampland are a good-time band with hella catchy songs that put the fun back into all that dysfunction.
- Tony Daunt – lead vocals & guitar
- Jamie Vodanavich – bass
- Rik Fisk – lead guitar & backing vocals
- Sean Rundle – drums & backing vocals
** Tony admits to spending 22 years living in Australia listening to obscene amounts of Jimmy Barnes.