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2 May 2018
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA ROCKERS SWIRL SIGNS RECORD DEAL WITH – ROCK AVENUE RECORDS USA
Southern California rockers Swirl have kicked off 2018 with a January release of a new song called “The Lift.” The song has reached #1 several times on Indie rock radio in the U.S., peaked at #4 in Australia, and debuted at #13 in Scotland! “The Lift” comes fresh on the heels of a very successful campaign for the band. Swirl has three songs (“Rise Up,” We Are Alive,” and “Spell”) featured in the award winning movie Ditch Day, which stars Emmy Award winning actor Bill Oberst Jr. The film took home the “Best Feature Film” Award at the Burbank International Film Festival.
When asked what “The Lift” means to him, singer Alfred Ramirez offered “We all need help sometimes, be it an emotional lift or a physical lift”. He continues on, “We shouldn’t be afraid to ask for help when we need it. We also shouldn’t be afraid to offer to help when we are able to. We are all on this planet together and we are all connected, so let’s help one another. My personal lift was given to me by “The Minor Goddess” who lifted me out of a depressed and stressed out anxious time in my life. Thank you MG! Your words will always stay with me.”
Swirl has been the support act on several North American tours for many established rock artists including RATT, Extreme, Cinderella, Slaughter, L.A. Guns, Souls of We, Red Dragon Cartel, Skid Row, and more, as well as headlined shows in Japan and North America.
With no shortage of accolades from radio and media outlets globally, not to mention direct quotes from many recognized music industry professionals, Swirl is a band on the verge of “next level” success and has joined forces with Rock Avenue Records USA!
Duane T. Jones expands on this idea by saying “It has been quite the journey to get Swirl to this point in our career. Much has been written about our story. Along the way we adopted the mind-set that the administrative members of the music industry (record label and management) that finally stepped up to work with us would be incredibly rewarded. Now that we know who we are taking this pivotal step to the next level with, Swirl is committed to this partnership. The collective sleeves of this union are rolled up and together we are “ALL IN” on success for 434 Management, Rock Avenue Records, and Swirl!”
Rock Avenue Records USA – “We are so excited to have Swirl on the label. This band of powerhouse musicians and the music that they have ready to electrify the world with is a new age in music. Onstage this band is alive and ready to get the fans on their feet to have a great time. That is how we found them, live onstage for a sold out show at The Whisky in West Hollywood, CA.”
This is such an exciting time for Swirl. Their global exposure began in their own backyard, and now the band is going on the road for their North American Tour this summer. The band members – Brian (Bam Bam) Alfred, Shane, and (DT) always maintained that “the only two things we need are electricity and interest.” So with the incredible exposure for their music through airplay and movies, Swirl is looking forward to expanding their live show resume. They are looking forward to seeing long time supporters and inducting new members to the Swirl Society on the tour cycle for 2018!
The Swirl GoFundMe (https://www.gofundme.com/launch-new-music-by-swirl-the-band) will remain open, and together, with the continued support of their fan base, Swirl will record new music in between tours!
Swirl would like to thank the following:
GOD, Parents, Willetta, Titus Family, Ramirez Family, Carlson Family, Jones Family, Brenda & Ethan, Donna & Charles, Julie, Marcus, John Geiger, Tia, Jada, Brianna & Jennifer, Drew & Kathy, Jewelz, Kevin, Phil & Liesl Bell, John T., Teresa, my mother Martha, The Minor Goddess aka Dr. Kathe Kerr, Christiano Bollini, Anita Deleon, Lily Jordan, Brian “Bam Bam”, and Shane, Alfred, (DT) Our fans, friends and ALL members of The Swirl Society. Rock Avenue Records USA. Now the real work begins. We will make you proud! #LetsDoThis
Swirl “The Lift” Lyric Video:
Quotes about Swirl from recognized music industry professionals:
“SWIRL has an exciting new sound with great songs”– Carlos Cavazo (RATT/ Quiet Riot)
“I’m expecting big things from this band”– Susan Myers (Sony Music TN)
“Big Hit Potential”– Bobby Blotzer (RATT)
”They sound like an amalgamation of Slipknot and AC/DC”- The Huffington Post
“Strong vocals, scorching guitar leads and a high-energy stage presence were only some of the many positive traits of Swirl’s greatly enjoyable performance…” Andrew Bansal (Metal Assault)
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