The Swamp Stompers play funky rock and blues with heavy grooves. Emerging from the dirty backwaters of Lismore in 2012, the three band members have since been banished to far-flung swamps across coastal NSW. The band sounds like the musical lovechild of John Butler Trio, Led Zeppelin, and Red Hot Chili Peppers, with three-part harmonies, catchy guitar riffs, and didgeridoo soundscapes setting this original blues-rock trio apart from the pack.
Since this fateful merging of musical minds, The Swamp Stompers have set about earning themselves a significant reputation as one of the most promising up-and-coming acts to emerge in recent years. The powerhouse trio has stomped their mark on prominent Australian festivals including Caloundra Music Festival (QLD), Blues at Bridgetown (WA), and the Sydney Blues & Roots Festival (NSW). The band is renowned for their incredibly high-energy live shows, with punters and peers left in complete awe by the raw power and finesse displayed by this seemingly unstoppable guitar riff-driven beast.
‘’Like a cold glass of water in the middle of a hot summers night.’’
4.5/5 Star Review – Nkechi Anele, Triple J
‘‘Catchy grooves, intelligent songs and youthful hunger – this band has the right mix of potions to take Australian blues and roots to the next level. One of my absolute favourites.’’ Lloyd Spiegel (Australian Blues Legend)
“We highly recommend you check these guys out as we firmly believe that these guys will be Torch Bearers of roots music in the 21st century.” Neil Mumme (Festival Co-Ordinator, Great Southern Blues Festival Narooma)
The band’s fourth EP ‘Shadows on the Wall’ was released in September 2018. The lead single ‘Shadows on the Wall’ received regular airplay on Triple J’s ‘Roots n All’ program in late 2018, followed by an impressive 4.5/5 star review from Triple J. The ‘Shadows on the Wall’ EP peaked at #8 on the Australian Blues & Roots Airplay Chart and landed at #8 on the AMRAP Regional Community Radio Chart in October 2018. ‘Shadows on the Wall’ received a large number of positive reviews both in Australia, and in European countries including the Netherlands and Belgium.
After over 8 years together, The Swamp Stompers will be breaking up, with an Australian farewell tour planned for late 2020. A European farewell tour is planned for April 2021, completing the final jewel in the touring crown for one of Australia’s most popular young blues-rock bands.
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