2021 ARIA nominated artist (Best Hard Rock/Heavy Metal Album) - Paid Salvation
2021 AIR nominated artist (Best Independent Punk Album or EP) - Paid Salvation
ALBUM OF THE WEEK (Paid Salvation 2019 LP): Double J
The Au Review, The Music.com.au, MTV Australia
'Connect to Consume' featured on Tony Hawks Pro Skater 1 & 2 soundtrack
"THIS YEAR CARRIES THE WEIGHT OF THREE:
AN URGENT COLLECTION OF NEW MUSIC,
A RECENTLY GAINED INDEPENDENCE,
AND THEIR HIGHLY ANTICIPATED
RETURN TO THE STAGE."
“Impassioned, intelligent punk” (DIY) group A. Swayze & the Ghosts are a potent force within the world of modern post-punk. Erupting into the scene with critically acclaimed, “end to end faultless” (The Guardian) and ARIA nominated debut “Paid Salvation”, the band has been capturing the attention of global audiences with rousing music conceived by a nervy charge and drilled urgency as they “understand that the point of punk wasn’t just to make a racket. It was to make a difference” (Louder Than War). Led by the charismatic and enigmatic lead singer, Andrew Swayze, the Tasmanian four-piece has amassed a fervent following with their incendiary, and oftentimes, wild performances, reminding us that “garage rock is still the best style of music when done well” (Double J).
Growing up together in Australia’s southernmost point, Tasmania, Andrew, Hendrik, Ben and Zac’s debut record “Paid Salvation” was touted as “about to put Tasmanian music on the map” (Double J). “Paid Salvation" showcased the band’s unique swagger, a blend of explosive guitar riffs, thunderous drums, and powerful vocals that brimmed with passion and energy. The album was championed by The Guardian, NME, MOJO, BBC1, Beats One, Clash Magazine and many other notable music publications including a sync on the recent remaster of Tony Hawk's Pro Skater.
Over the course of their career, A. Swayze & the Ghosts have toured extensively and taken their “unpredictable, risky and unhinged” (Triple J) show to festivals such as Splendour in the Grass, Falls Festival, and The Great Escape (UK). In addition, they have joined the stage with acclaimed acts such as Shame (UK), Total Control, Jet, and Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes (UK).
2023 WILL SEE THE RELEASE OF NEW MUSIC FROM
A. SWAYZE & THE GHOSTS'
Exclusive streaming below.
Anthropology & He is Dead have been mixed
by Andy Savours (Black Country, New Road; Sorry; Dream Wife; Arctic Monkeys).
Us in Stereo, Cool Cucumber and Easy Come,
Easy Go are all tracked in studio and are going through final changes before mixing and mastering.
There are 3 more demos at the bottom of
the playlist which are yet to be tracked in the studio.