Victoria born & bread rockers, Current Swell have spent the last few months in studio laying down new music for their upcoming 5th album (still untitled). This week, the band released the first single off the album, “Rollin”.
Front man Scott Stanton leads the charge on a heavy slide guitar and bandmates Dave Lang, Ghosty Boy and Chris Petersen hold down the song’s driving, upbeat tempo.
The band credits much of their success to their fans, particularly the online community. Their song Young and Able (2009) became an Internet hit through its popularization on YouTube. The Internet has contributed significantly to the Canadian west coast band’s large following in South America, particularly Brazil, where it headlined in Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo in 2012.
Current Swell has opened for bands like The Beach Boys, Xavier Rudd, Dispatch, Bedouin Soundclash and The Beautiful Girls, and has made appearances at the 2010 Winter Olympics and the Ottawa Blues Festival.
In 2011, Current Swell placed first at Vancouver’s Peak Performance Project, winning the $100,500 top prize. The band also played one the largest concerts of its kind in Victoria at a Canada Day concert for 45,000 people at the B.C. Legislature.
Watch for the full album release later this spring and follow the band on their social networks.