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Maui Times - Anuhea Yagi Arts and Entertainment - Current Swell February 02, 2011 Oh, Canada. Known for its maple syrup, ice hockey, lumberjacks and surf. OK, Canada isn't exactly known for its surf, but it does have surf—the best of which can be found around Vancouver Island off the coast of British Columbia, the country's westernmost province. Hailing from this wintry isle—and immers... View Full Article
Anuhea Yagi - Maui Times
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Canmore News Article

Current Swell to break over Valley DAVE WHITFIELD CANMORE With a non-summer now wound down and few signs of a warm autumn in the offing, maybe a warm, coastal Current Swell is just what the Bow Valley ordered. While the Victoria four-piece won’t be riding into town in a 409-powered Little Deuce Coupe when they visit Communitea Café, Sept. 30, the band will be driving a sound that embraces th... View Full Article
Dave Whitfield - Outlook Entertainment

The Swell Season

The concept was a day in the life of Current Swell. It’s been well over a year since the band’s third album, Protect Your Own, was released but last March a video for the single “Young and Able” became available for viewing. A sensuous but earthy groove, the video follows a few members of Current Swell as they head out to the beach near their homebase in Victoria. Surrounded by British C... View Full Article
Kathleen Bell - See Magazine
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Ottawa Blues Fest review

Current Swell dropped a West Coast hippie groove on the unsuspecting audience in the Barney Danson theatre. In cutoff shorts, tank top and bare feet, surfer-blond singer-songwriter-guitarist Scott Stanton looked like he had just come from a campfire jam on the beach. If so, no doubt he was the star. Stanton's quicksilver vocal style was drenched in funky rhythms that were underscored by the energ... View Full Article
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Edmonton Journal April 2010

Victoria's Current Swell is currently riding high with its charming new video, Young & Able, now in rotation on MuchMoreMusic. The clip features the folk-roots musicians in their VW van, driving to the beach to meet their friends, then carrying their surfboards through a forest. (Oddly, there are no shots of them on their boards in the water ... ) Current Swell stars two Edmonton natives and surf... View Full Article
Sandra Sperounes - Edmonton Journal
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SBC Article 2009

Susan Hollis - SBC Magazine
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CD - Review : Current Swell - Protect Your Own (independent)

With their second release, this local surf/ska/reggae/rock outfit has really begun to find their own distinctive sound. Current Swell’s debut, 2005’s So I Say, sounded more like a Sublime tribute record, but Protect Your Own shows the boys branching out and really experimenting with new styles. Most notably, there’s a lot more slide guitar and harmonica, adding a grittier, bluesy aspect to t... View Full Article
Amanda Farrell - Monday Magazine
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