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Emerging Newcastle alt. rock band Swamp Raat unveil their debut single, Blue. Here, we find out all we can about the band…

Who are you and where are you from?

We are Swamp Raat, a band that likes to play music from Newcastle. Doesn’t mean it is good music, but we like it and we have fun and that’s the main thing.

What is it you do?

The best way I can say it is we are just four lads who write and play music together.

How long have you been doing it?

We have been together for about a year but have only started to play and release music now. The band started as just a three-piece but a couple of months back our friend Mitch joined the band and added some great texture to the sound as he had a background of hardcore and metal and he is also from Jarrow. 

What inspires you?

The power of friendship and serendipity of life but in all seriously 90s grunge and hard rock and the classics you know who they are and a little bit of blue/dad rock, also Dan Auerbach from The Black Keys as a songwriter and band Title Fight.

Tell us about your music

It’s just sad boy music but could also be songs about love, it all depends on how we are feeling at the moment of writing. Also because life is bitch sometimes the cruelest joke the devil ever played is making people work.

What have you got coming up in the future?

Our first single comes out on 1st March and you can listen to it on all streaming platforms or wherever you listen to your music. We’re also looking to gig a lot more and get ourselves out as much as possible and hopefully record and release more singles and aim for a EP hopefully this year.

Where can people find out more about you?

DM us on our Instagram @swampraat, we are always happy to talk. Or come see us at one of our shows and have a pint with us or just approach us on the street. We do not bite unless asked.

 

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