California rockers Swirl have kicked off the new year with a new song called “The Lift” which has reached #1 on Indie rock radio in the US and #4 on Banks Radio Australia in just the first two weeks of 2018. “The Lift” comes to you fresh on the heels of a very successful 2017 campaign for the band`s 7 song EP titled ‘SWIRL’, of which the band has 3 songs featured in the award winning movie ‘Ditch Day’. This film stars Emmy Award winning actor Bill Oberst Jr. This film took home the “Best Feature Film” Award at the Burbank International Film Festival.( http://thefilmditch.com/music-artists/). The songs are “Rise Up”, We Are Alive” and “Spell”.
Since the release of their ‘SWIRL’ EP, Swirl the band has been the support act on several North American tours for many established rock artists including RATT, Extreme, Cinderella, Slaughter, LA Guns, Souls of We, Red Dragon Cartel, Skid Row and more or they have headlined shows in Southern California.
According to Swirl, the “Message” behind the music has to do with standing up for what you believe in – not giving up and going for what you want in the face of those who put road blocks in front of you, it’s staying the course, staying focused and not giving an inch in any other direction, but the road you have carved out for yourself. Sometimes you will fall down, sometimes you will lose your way, but in the end the only way to win is you have to get back on your feet, dust yourself off and carry on so are you ready to “Rise Up”? Indeed, this group has quite a determination and a sound that captures that emotion. With every song, there is a personal experience that backs it up. You can feel those stories right through to your very core.
With the release of “The Lift” press is now coming in from all over the globe. In addition to North America, there is a significant rise in global presence for Swirl in the form of reviews, interviews, airplay and “Band of the Day/ Week/ Month” honors. Japan, Greece, Germany, The Netherlands, Canada, France, The UK, Bangalore, Italy, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Scotland and more are all favorably picking up on the Swirl sound. Click here ( http://www.reverbnation.com/socalswirl/press/) or the “Global Press” button on the homepage of the Swirl official website to see what the buzz is all about!
Guitarist “DT” explains “After a successful first ever crowd funding campaign through the Swirl Go Fund Me page ( https://www.gofundme.com/launch-new-music-by-swirl-the-band) the band entered the Granted Records studios to track the first new song since the ‘SWIRL’ EP. The result of those sessions is the new song titled, “The Lift”. The story behind “The Lift” is as incredible as the story behind its creation. Both will be told in the coming months as “The Lift” is promoted”.
Quotes from “The Lift” reviews…
“The Lift is an almighty, melodic rock and roll song from a band who play and perform to a brilliantly high level” – Stereo Stickman
“…somewhat reminiscent of a heavier U2 albeit with a pop-punk edge”- AEA Zine
“The Lift”- “the track positively teems with life”- SKOPE Magazine
Quotes from ‘SWIRL’ EP reviews…
” they sound like an amalgamation of Slipknot and AC DC,”- The Huffington Post
“…an interesting and diverse band to check out, as they combine the best of the past 20 years of American Rock/Hardrock”- Strutter ezine
“Sometimes a gem just falls into your lap and that’s exactly what’s going on here-“- Decibel Geek
“After listening to ‘SWIRL’ in its entirety it has lifted me up mood wise!”- Metal Temple
“Their work brilliantly amalgamates the best of the past couple of heavy rock decades, but carries their own distinctive signature…Swirl`s music is highly energetic and, frankly, rather contagious”- Angelina Kehayova (UK)
“Time to Fly is as good as I have heard on radio or TV… Absolutely one of the best bands”
“Highlights include the hooking you immediately opener, ‘Fourth Of July’ that even quotes Johnny Cash…”- Metalliville (UK)
“SWIRL has an exciting new sound with great songs”- Carlos Cavazo (RATT/ Quiet Riot)
“…ample ammo for a wildly enjoyable party of pop metal fare.”
“Not really a throwback but a sound on the verge bringing back and sprucing up that Classic sound we all grew up with”- Joe Tyree (Dissonant Times- PA, USA)
“Strong vocals, scorching guitar leads and a high-energy stage presence were only some of the many positive traits of Swirl’s greatly enjoyable performance…”- METAL ASSAULT (Live Show Review)
“I’m expecting big things from this band”- Susan Myers (Sony Music TN)
“Big Hit Potential”- Bobby Blotzer (RATT)
“Swirl is the new age of rock”- Grace (A&R Select)
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