Historians will know that The Swaps started in The Somerville Arms when landlord Paul let us play there repeatedly bleedin' years ago. Paul is now retiring so we've organised an impromptu gig next Thursday evening to say thank you and goodnight to him. Do come and sing/drink along.
In response to the state of the world, The Swaps will be playing all night long at the Town House in Leamington Spa on 14 September, from 8.30 p.m. Please join them.
The Swaps are playing on the BBC Introducing Stage at the Godiva Festival on Sunday July 7th, 3.30 p.m.
The Swaps have sold out. So coming to the gig at Temperance on 8 June may well be pointless unless you've got a ticket.... Next opportunity to see these sell-outs is at the Irish Club in Leamington on 26 July....
Thanks to those who came and saw us at the Zephyr. It was loud, short, but oh so sweet; and a nice way to remount the live music bicycle.
Next up is our gig at Temperance in Bath St, Leamington. Sat 8 June. This will be a proper set in a v cosy, lo-fi venue, and we're looking forward to trying out new songs and new ways of doing old songs. Support from the enigmatic and slightly creepy geniuses that are Green Hands
Temperance is a splendid place that seats about 40, and there's only two-and-a-half handfuls of tickets left @ £5, so book now to save disapp'etc. Either book here. Or pop into Temperance NOW to avoid the extortionate 92p booking fee. Perhaps buy a flapjack while you're there. Or just a coffee. Maybe a sandwich?
Please do stay well.
The Swaps* are feeling their way back into the world... Playing a support set for REM** in Leamington on Friday 3 May. Follow this link for details and tickets: REM + The Swaps. Use the code "SwapsList" to get the tix a bit cheaper.
**Not actually actual
Hello citizens. The Swaps have not been outdoors much owing to family illness, but they have not been dormant. They have been doing volcanic work in the studio and their latest load of hot lava has just flowed down the mountain. "Fish" will be released on Spotify and other digital zones on 10 Dec, but you can hear it now and see the video on the video section of our site.
If you happen to be at the Godiva Festival in Coventry this Sunday (2nd Sept), you could come to the BBC Introducing stage at 5.30 and watch the Swaps play a couple of tunes. BUT ONLY IF YOU REALLY WANT TO.
Emerging late from hibernation, The Swaps will be swimming down the River Severn to play at the Upton Blues Festival this Sunday (22nd July). First up is a gig at Ye Olde Anchor at 2 p.m.
Then we close out the Main Acoustic Stage, starting at 6 p.m.
First gig will be great. Second will be sublime.
Also, our new hit single "Gravity" will be hitting the shelves soon, though only metaphorically, so watch out for that.