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“The 60‘s brought a musical revolution, nowadays we support respectful this evolution.” – The Swipes

When the 2007 founded four-piece from Frankfurt, Germany hits the stage, a time tunnel opens up spewing big boulders from the rock’n’roll big bang: Garagepunk, surf, rock, psychedelic and mod blended together, as the band would awaken the spirit of the 60’s-avant garde bands such as The Sonics, The Who or Iggy and The Stooges. Catchy rock‘n‘roll-hooklines mix up with moving grooves, spacy effects meet rhythms made to dance to.

What sets the Swipes’ sound apart from the 60’s garage beat explosion is their distinct sense for the beat, influences from later decades and their ability to play with speed. So just like with The Clash you may find relaxing Reggae alongside lashing punkrock riffs.

At the end of the day, the Swipes appeal to retro rockers just as much as they lure in those who ostensibly study the latest campus charts. At least if you’re into the likes of The Hives, The Orwells or The (International) Noise Conspiracy.

The actual CD „Communication Log-Out“ is released on PMA/Mad Butcher Records.

Communication Log-Out

This is what the press says about The Swipes:

“An elegant-dirty mixture which reminds a bit of bands like Triggerfinger, The Strokes and The (International) Noise Conspiracy (…)” noisy Neighbours

“If you’re fans of The White Stripes, The Hives and The (International) Noise Conspiracy, then you will love these four Frankfurt’s.”RockAndReview.com

“These boys play a thoroughly fancy blend of The Hives, The Stooges, The Cramps or anything of the kind. (…) An appealing sound… And I’m eager to see them live!” Trust

„Fresh songs that bear comparison with the big names (i.e. The Hives, The International Noise Conspiracy and The Clash) but are very independent.“Wildwechsel

„Unfilial amalgamation of garage, pop, beat, punk and all kinds of well worked out sounds (…) Comes increasingly across as being spacy – like out of this world.“ Ox

“Top cover, top claim! And the music is no less awesome. 13 garage smashers on a debut cd without noteworthy deficiencies. Hats off! ”Pankerknacker

„A hipswinging, fist-in-the-air-pumping sound à la Hives, Hellacopters and Dictators  Flight 13

“The band of the evening (…) Inspired rock’n’roll hooklines, igniting effects.” Journal Frankfurt

“One of the currently most interesting bands in Frankfurt is called The Swipes.”Frankfurter Neue Presse