News

Mar 20th 2014

Rollin Video

Ever since MTV in the Eighties, the music business pretty much requires bands to make videos. Its like you have to dance around wearing whatever clothes are trendy and posing for the camera to sell records. So…we thought we would do just that.
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Jan 17th 2014

March Germany Tour

We are finished recording our album and just doing the finishing touches. We will have lots of tour dates coming up in the Spring and Summer but are excited to announce we are hitting the road with our friends The Skints in Germany. We toured Europe last May-June and can't wait to get back there. Full details on our tour page (web link)

Nov 12th 2013

In The Studio

We have been in the studio for over a week now working on the new album. Stoked to be back recording and the songs are coming along great. We can't wait to share it with everyone next spring.

Apr 18th 2013

UK Tour & LTA Pre-sale

We're just relaxing after a fantastic tour in Australia and getting excited to hit the road again in the UK and Europe. Speaking of relaxing, our album "Long Time Ago" is available for pre-sale in the UK at both iTunes UK (web link) and Amazon (web link), perfect tunes for a summer's afternoon pint. We are hitting the road in the UK with The Skints (web link) and hope to see you and your friends there. For more tour details about our UK and Europe dates please check our tour section (web link). Hope to see you out on the road.

Feb 18th 2013

Australia & UK Tour

On top of our upcoming USA tour dates we are extremely excited to announce our upcoming tours in Australia, United Kingdom and Europe! (web link) After we play Byron Bay Bluesfest in Australia we are hitting the road for a short tour with SOJA. Then in May we are touring the UK with the fantastic UK band The Skints and heading over to Europe for more select dates TBA. This will be our first trip to the UK and we can't wait to see the sites and have some tea with the Queen. For more info check out the tour section (web link)

Feb 7th 2013

Southeastern USA and CO Tour

We had an AMAZING time playing the Commodore last Friday, our fans are truly the best. Up next for us is our first tour of North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida and Colorado. We have some fantastic fans in those states and can't wait to rock it with them. If you have family and friends in those areas please please invite them to our Facebook event (web link). For more information please check the tour page.

Nov 8th 2012

Fall Tour Eastern Canada / NY and West Coast USA

We are excited to announce some tour dates in Canada and the U.S. in support of Long Time Ago. We are heading out to Ontario and Quebec and making two special US east coast stops in New York City (Monday, November 19th) and Rochester, NY (Tuesday, November 20th) before heading back to the west coast for a US December run of dates starting in Portland, OR on the 7th. Full tour details can be found at web link. For our Western Canadian Fans don't worry we are planning some special shows in the New Year. Hope to see you out on the road, and please tell your friends we are coming.

Oct 5th 2012

Current Swell on NoiseTrade

We are excited to announce that Current Swell is on Noise Trade. Check out our Noise Trade page (web link) to download or listen to some songs from "Long Time Ago", which is coming out in the United States through Nettwerk Records on October 16th. Noise Trade helps musicians connect with more fans and allows our fans to help spread the music of Current Swell.

Aug 1st 2012

Victoria, B.C.-based roots rock outfit Current Swell have joined Nettwerk’s label roster to release their new album, Long Time Ago, on October 16, 2012 in the United States. To celebrate, the band is currently offering the bonus track, “Young and Able,” as a free download. Grab it here: web link.

Apr 5th 2012

New Shirts / Sweet Festivals

Spring is in the air! What better way to get ready for summer then with a new Current Swell shirt. The new design is available in our online store: web link This new design combines the elements and is also printed on a high quality American Apparel shirt. We have also just released "Long Time Ago" on Vinyl and will be available at record stores across Canada on Record Store Day (April 21st) and at our upcoming shows. We will be selling the vinyl online in the summer.
We have also started to announce some of our summer shows on out tour page section. Highlights including Open Sky Festival in Edmonton on June 9th / V.I.C. Fest on June 16th / Rock the Shores with the Tragically Hip on July 13th / Live at Squamish with The Hip and City and Colour August 24-26th. We will be announcing more dates across Canada so stay tuned!

Feb 28th 2012

West Coast USA/ SXSW / CMW Tour

We are heading down the West Coast US with our new friends The True Spokes starting March 1st and end with our gigs at South By South West in Austin, TX. We have heard nothing but amazing things about SXSW and Austin and can't wait for some good BBQ and tunes. After SXSW we will be heading to Toronto for Canadian Music Week. One of our CMW showcases is on Friday March 23rd at the Rivoli for Music BC with some other great talent from the West Coast. Check the tour dates page for more info web link

Feb 10th 2012

Official Video for "Too Cold"

We finished our video for 'Too Cold' from Long Time Ago and can't wait to share it with our fans. The video was directed by John Poliquin who also rocked our 'Young and Able' video. We shot the video in Toronto last fall and are really excited on how it all turned out. We hope you guys dig it and please feel free to post it on your Twitter, Facebook and pass along to friends
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Jan 17th 2012

Swell to tour with Charlie Winston

Current Swell is extremely excited to Tour with the fantastic Charlie Winston across Canada this winter. The tour finds Swell in Ontario, Quebec then back to the West Coast playing some of Canada's premiere venues.
*****Tour Dates*****
Toronto, ON | The Phoenix | 21/01/12
Sherbrooke, QC| Theatre Granada | 22/01/12
Chicoutimi, QC | Cabaret La Sagueneenne | 23/01/12
Quebec City, QC | Palais Montcalm | 25/01/12
Quebec City, QC | Palais Montcalm | 26/01/12
Montreal, QC | Corona Theatre | 27/01/12
Montreal, QC | Corona Theatre | 28/01/12
Edmonton, AB | The Starlite Room | 03/02/12
Vancouver, BC | Commodore Ballroom | 04/02/12

Hope to see you at the show!
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Dec 12th 2011

NEW YEARS!!!!

Come join Current Swell and friends ring in 2012 at Vancouver's Vogue Theatre. Swell are joined by PEAK performance friends The Boom Booms & Mother Mother's lead singer Ryan Guldemond for a fantastic night of Music. The Vogue is a fantastic venue which is ALL AGES but for those of legal age you can still bring alcoholic drinks to your seats! For sure to be the most rockin' party in Vancouver for New Years. web link

Nov 19th 2011

WE WON!

We are so excited to have won first place in this years PEAK Performance Project. We had such an amazing time during the project and was truly one of the greatest experiences ever. A HUGE thanks to everyone at the PEAK FM, Music BC and all the other bands in the Project. We are on cloud nine

Oct 27th 2011

PEAK Performance Finale

We're THRILLED to announce that we've made the top 3 in the PEAK Performance Project. Thanks SO much to the other great bands we got to part of this with, and to The Peak 100.5 fm. Stoked for the show at The Commodore on November 17th!!! Tickets are available at Ticketmaster now: web link Make sure to grab your ASAP as this will sell out! Great night of music with our friends The Boom Booms and the Matinee.

Oct 25th 2011

It's here!

Long Time Ago is out in Canada! We're thrilled to announce you can find it in iTunes, Amazon and other digital sites, in stores across Canada (you may have to order it but please do!),and here on this website, digital under Music and physical under Store. If you just want to give it a listen, you can also stream it under Music as well...and of course, as you probably know if you're on this site, we'll be bringing it across the country with us, playing somewhere near you. Stoked!

Oct 19th 2011

Vancouver 125 Song "Granville Town"

At the PEAK Performance Boot Camp we were given the challenge to write a song about Vancouver to commemorate Vancouver’s 125th birthday. We worked with producer Warne Livesey to record "Granville Town", based in a different time back to the mid 1880's. The song takes our main character and sends him on a journey working for the Canadian Pacific Railway; after the girl he is in love is unexpectedly taken away by her brother. Our protagonist doesn't know that they are both on a path for the same destination, a town about to be changed forever by an announcement in 1885 that it will be the terminus for CPR's transcontinental railway. This town named Granville, became Vancouver shortly after the terminus announcement.

You can donwload "Granville Town" along with the other Vancouver 125 from: web link

Oct 7th 2011

Vote for Swell ONLINE and get a FREE copy of 'Protect Your Own'!

Look! A new website...just in time for some web action, as we are nearing the end of the Peak Performance Project, a contest among some GREAT bands, where we are close to winning a lot of muulahhh to use on our music careers. This could be a MAJOR turning point in the bands career and WE NEED YOUR HELP.

The final stage is online fan voting, one per person, and we need EVERY FAN AND FRIEND of Swell's to participate. Basically, go to web link and follow the instructions. It's easy, only takes a second and it'll make a HUGE difference in our lives.

If you can, please help us. We won't forget.

Current Swell.

Sep 14th 2011

New Album 'Long Time Ago' out Oct 25th and tour dates posted!

Swell fans take note! Current Swell is thrilled to announce the release of their new album in Canada on Oct 25th through Blue Heron Music/Warner...if you head on over to the shows page you'll see we've booked a CD release tour all across the country. More on this to come, but in the meantime, check out these articles:

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Sep 10th 2011

Vancouver Sept 15th show!

Hi all! As you know, we're involved with the Peak Performance Project, a contest we're shortlisted for that can help us win $100k to use directly on getting Current Swell to where we'd like it to go. If you're in the area, PLEASE come out to the Red Room for our MIDNIGHT to 1AM showcase (note the correct time here)...bring your Swell signs, your tshirts, anything you have and show your support. We have the best fans, lets show them!

Aug 30th 2011

News Blog

Boot camp has been going great. We had the opportunity to record a new song of ours written especially for the celebration of Vancouver's 125th birthday. Its maybe called Granville Town. Other than that we have been learning heaps about the "BIZ" and meeting tons of sweet bands. Follow our twitter feed for more...

Aug 27th 2011

News Blog/ Boot Camp

What is boot camp? Why do we keep talking about it?
Good question, if you don't live in and around BC, then it might not make sense. All of us from the band are at a boot camp, (to do with The Peak Performance Project) with about 100 other great artists, and we are doing tons of cool things, from songwriting workshops, to Copyright classes, to organized sports. Its all happening right in the middle of BC at some pristine lake, bunk beds, diving boards, zip lines. The only bad thing about this is the fact that we have roommates who snore horribly! Last night I thought this guy Theo, )(The Boom Booms) was being strangled! haha
We will be blogging here on our website with updates on everything from diet to sleep schedule.
TONIGHT, we get to record a brand new song we've written especially for bootcamp about Vancouver, for its 125th anniversary as a city.
Stay tuned.
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Aug 25th 2011

Aug 17th streaming show now available for download

The beautiful and intimate show that Current Swell played on August 17th to raise funds for the BC Paraplegic Society and Christopher Reeves Life Rolls On Foundation is now available in it's entirety for download by donation. Great footage and music on an amazing backdrop! check out a youtube clip of one of the songs and more info here: web link

Aug 25th 2011

Live Concert Download Issue Resolved

We briefly had an issue where people were getting taken to the wrong page to download the video. This has been resolved, so please keep donating and downloading!

Aug 15th 2011

Current Swell Live Web Stream Benefit Concert

FREE STREAMING SHOW!!! TELL YOUR FRIENDS
***Wednesday August 17th - 6:00PM PST (9:00PM in Toronto)***

Current Swell is thrilled to announce that we will be performing a special online streaming Concert to benefit two charitable foundations close to our heart. Through our music and fan community we will be raising money and awareness for the The BC Paraplegic Association and Life Rolls On. Both are fantastic charities that assist people with Spinal Chord injuries. One of Current Swell's best friends lived with a spinal chord injury for a few years, opening our eyes to the challenges faced by people with these type of problems. Seeing one of our best friends with this injury had a profound affect on the band, helping show us where we could help and make a difference and inspired our new song "Brad's Song" which will be featured on our upcoming album due out in the late fall.

We are thrilled that our music has reached fans from across the globe, and we know we may not be able to make it to your home town for a gig in the near future but we would like to present the opportunity to watch the band live on the internet for a great cause. Please keep in mind that we would like to raise funds to help these great organizations in making a difference, and if a lot of people each just give a little, we will together have made a big contribution.

The concert itself will run for about 1 hour at a beautiful outdoor setting on Vancouver Island. No big lights, back drops or fans, just the band playing in an intimate setting showcasing the beauty of the island.

Please donate - every amount helps: web link
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Jul 6th 2011

New Merch, Mastering and more..

We have NEW limited edition T shirts for sale! They are available in our online store here on the website.

... Our coming album has just been mastered, and we are very excited to get a release date set and share it with everyone. We are putting together some artwork now and looking forward to a finished product!

Thanks to everyone who made it out to our shows in the West Coast of the US. We found the tour a great success and can't wait to make it back down south.

There have been a few more festivals added recently so check our shows section for all the details.

Dec 17th 2010

Video blog

Check out the video we just posted in the Video section. Scott takes Dave on a little tour of Mushroom, where the band has been working on their new album. Get quickly acquainted with the whole team! More to come soon, we promise.