Real SWMRS Don't Need Armbands to Stay Afloat
This Oakland, California quartet has been making waves across the pop-punk world since 2004, and now, with a stable band name (let's hope!), they'll be causing a splash near you. Catch the explosive, hook-filled anthems of a group that sounds like the lovechild of a Ramones-Weezer romance! SWMRS tickets are available to buy and sell via StubHub now.
Born into Punk Royalty
After watching the legendary School of Rock together in school, Cole Becker and Joel Armstrong formed The Raining Souls, with Cole's brother Max coming in a few weeks later to play bass. The band briefly changed its name to The Clocks, before a third change to Emily's Army came in honour of the brothers' cousin Emily, who was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis in 1998. The goal was to raise money and awareness for the condition, which resulted in an album release on their MySpace page titled This Kid. Although not an official album, a number of songs still featured in future live performances as well as a re-recording of Burn Apollo for their debut album Don't be a Dick, released through Adeline Records. The album was produced by Armstrong's father and Green Day front man Billie Joe Armstrong. A first professional production for the punk rock legend, Don't be a Dick was well-received, earning comparisons to early Green Day and other major punk influences. If his father's success is anything to go by, Joel Armstrong's SWMRS tickets are going to be hot! So be quick to buy and sell yours via StubHub!
A Leap of Faith for a Brand-New Sound
With their second record, Lost at Seventeen, the band turned once more to Billie Joe Armstrong for production, took their new set of songs on the Vans Warped Tour and introduced themselves to Great Britain for the first time. Emily's Army officially changed their name to SWMRS (pronounced Swimmers) in 2014 and released their first song under the new name, a cover of Dancing on my Own by Swedish singer-songwriter Robyn. Just a year later, SWMRS were in the studio for their third album, Drive North, a first venture away from Billie Joe Armstrong at the production desk, this time with FIDLAR front man Zac Carper. SWMRS went on to tour the record with San Diegan rockers Wavves and Twin Peaks. Their sound became more structurally mature, experimental and polished, gaining a more diverse audience outside of the U.S and further critical acclaim. With a live show true to their Californian roots, these Oakland roadsters are sure to provide a punk rock party for the masses! Be sure to buy and sell your SWMRS tickets, available via StubHub now.
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