INTERVIEWS

Sarnia’s own Born Riot kicks off Day #2 at Borderfest 2024, drummer chats with SWOMP after rain shortened set

Sarnia’s own Born Riot kicked off the second day of the Bluewater Borderfest on Friday, June 21, 2024. The local band played a rain shortened set, before lightning and heavy downpours forced the festival organizers to evacuate the park for about an hour. Following their performance, SWOMP caught up with drummer Tyler Smith for an interview. Listen, below: https://youtu.be/4Eih61ylTEw?si=ugWp6MiPWEM5nBQd Here are the photos SWOMP snapped of the band...

The Manic Boys and Girls Club discuss their new single ‘Sorry’ & their upcoming show at The Rivoli in Toronto

Rising Canadian indie pop-rock duo, The Manic Boys and Girls Club, are excited after releasing their compelling new single “Sorry” on June 7 via all streaming platforms. In support of the single release, the band will be performing at The Rivoli in Toronto on June 21, 2024 as part of NXNE. Hailing from Toronto, The Manic Boys and Girls Club is composed of siblings Bela and...

Styx singer/keyboardist Lawrence Gowan discusses the ‘Renegades & Juke Box Heroes’ tour with Foreigner, which stops at Pine Knob on June 15

Legendary and multi-Platinum rockers Styx have hit the road on a massive co-headlining "Renegades & Juke Box Heroes" tour with newly announced Rock &...

Great Big Sea singer Alan Doyle discusses his latest solo record ‘Welcome Home’, plus his upcoming performance at Rock The Park

Great Big Sea singer Alan Doyle will be performing at Rock The Park in London, Ontario as part of their 20th anniversary event. Doyle is...

Quebec country artist Matt Lang discusses his new album ‘All Night Longer’

Award-winning country artist Matt Lang, released his highly-anticipated album All Night Longer on May 10 via Symphonic Distribution on all streaming platforms. SWOMP caught up...

Collective Soul bassist Will Turpin discusses their 30th anniversary, new double album, touring with Hootie & recording in Elvis’ home

For fans it’s felt like an eternity since Collective Soul released new music, even though it’s only been two years since their last album,...

Rising Canadian artist Taylor-Rae discusses her new EP ‘Honest’ & her upcoming appearance at Boots & Hearts

Rising Canadian country artist Taylor-Rae is poised to make waves once again with the release of her new EP Honest on April 5, 2024...

Canadian country artist Chris Buck discusses his new single ‘Cowboy Boots’ featuring Gord Bamford, plus his inaugural Boots ‘N Boats festival

The Chris Buck Band is throwing it back – to a golden era that changed country music forever. With a nod to the ‘90s Chris...

Canadian country singer-songwriter Karli June discusses her new single ‘Still Make Cowgirls’

Canadian country singer-songwriter Karli June just released her smoldering new single 'Still Make Cowgirls' on April 26, 2024 via The Orchard on all streaming...

Canadian country artist JoJo Mason discusses his new single ‘Bottom Shelf’ & his forthcoming album

Acclaimed award-winning Canadian country artist JoJo Mason just released a compelling new single 'Bottom Shelf' on April 12, 2024 via 604 Records / Warner...

Aysanabee discusses his rising career & his two historic JUNO Award wins

Recently, Alternative-Indie musician Aysanabee marked a pinnacle in his career with two historic JUNO wins. SWOMP caught up Aysanabee for an interview. Listen, below: https://youtu.be/zx-w_qYDY2E?si=cRRFwnA5Orpkqvbt Additionally, he...

Toronto’s Shakura S’Aida discusses capturing a ‘Her Music Award’ from the SOCAN Foundation

Toronto, Ontario's Shakura S’Aida was recently unveiled as one of the grand prize recipients of the The SOCAN Foundation’s Her Music Awards, presented by...

Canadian alternative-rock duo Dear Rouge discuss their new single ‘Goon’

JUNO Award-winning Canadian alternative-rock duo Dear Rouge have released a roaring new single 'Goon' via Pheromone Recordings / Cadence Music Group and all streaming...

Nothing More frontman Jonny Hawkins discusses their upcoming North American tour, including their spot at Louder Than Life 2024

San Antonio, Texas-born quartet Nothing More is set to perform at the upcoming Louder Than Life Music Festival in Louisville, Kentucky. The band's set has...