Remember that feeling? When you discover a new band that makes you feel as if you've reunited with a long-lost friend? We do... and that's what we hope SWIG listeners do too.
We call our sound "indie-blues", but we've also been described as Alt Rock, Indie Rock, Rock/Blues and even Stoner Rock... that made us smile!
The simplest way to describe it? We integrate and adapt the various styles of music that we love to play (and listen to). We ARE music lovers after all! It feels natural to draw inspiration from all of the different genres we enjoy – from honkey tonk to blues, funk and indie rock. Rather than being concerned about sounding a certain way, we love to listen (and borrow from) all of the music that moves us — or as Stevie would say, "makes our hips move"!
And THAT is one GIANT catalog!! At any given time, a listener (with a keen ear) might pick up on elements inspired a variety of amazing musicians, including:
Rural delta blues (Fred McDowell, RL Burnside)
Chicago blues (Big Mama Thornton, Willie Dixon)
Motown (Stevie Wonder, Ray Charles)
Blues-rock (Canned Heat, Steve Miller)
New Wave / Post-Punk (Killling Joke, Love & Rockets)
Modern Alt Rock (The Black Keys, Fitz & the Tantrums)
So, the best way to sum it up? SWIG plays the blues with an indie rock attitude, therein the "Indie-Blues".