This is Black Swift

 

IF TOM WAITS AND NICK CAVE HAD A DAUGHTER AND THAT DAUGHTER WERE RAISED BY GYPSIES IN NARROW BACK ALLEYS AND SECRET WOODLAND GLADES AND TAUGHT THE RAGTAG MUSIC OF VAGABONDS AND WONDERING SAILORS THEN SHE MIGHT SOUND SOMETHING LIKE BLACK SWIFT. AND THAT’S NOT TO MENTION PLAIN OLD ROCK AND ROLL WHICH BLACK SWIFT KEEPS TUCKED AWAY IN THEIR TRAVELING BAGS, TO BE USED AS NEEDED. THE WORLD OF BLACK SWIFT IS A STEAM-PUNK WORLD, OF RUSTY CHAINS AND DEAD PIRATES, THE LORD GOD ALMIGHTY BRINGING US HOME AND A WHOLE LOT OF MIXED UP BUSTED UP LOVE.  

 

Vocals, Guitar / Sally Grayson
Guitar /David Arzt
Bass / Tobias Unrath & Bertram Oeler
Drums / Steffen Eifert

 

 
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THE WORLD HOWLS

by BLACK SWIFT

Black Swift’s new Album “The World Howls,” ranges in style from Tarantino road trip Rock to Morricone, to Fugazi to Tom Waits.  Together with her collaborators Black Swift has been working steadily on a new album for over a year. The bones of the song were written by Grayson,  but the rest has come from a variety of musicians who helped arrange and record in numerous places in America and Germany. “The World Howls” features Jerome Fontamillas (Switchfoot), Beverly Fre$h, Nate Lehner (The Guilty Wanted), Burkhard Mayer-Anderson,  Mike Gunther (Mike Gunther & his Restless Souls), Jayathi Kyle (Black Audience), Stefanie Haecker and more.  Of all her collaborators, her most consistent on this album are co-producer David Arzt (Jumbo Jet) who played  and arranged on most of the songs on the album, Steffen Eifert (Same Same Here) on drums, and Tobias Unrath on bass.  From energetic post-punk indie rock to epic dark ballads, to soul infused & blues influenced story telling, “The World Howls” stretches the gamet of songwriting and soundscapes.

Black Swifts neues Album „The World Howls“ reicht stilistisch von einem rockigen Roadtrip mit Tarantino zu Morricone und im gleichen Atemzug von Fugazi zu Tom Waits. An diesem Album hat Black Swift mit befreundeten Musikern über ein Jahr lang gearbeitet. Die Skizzen der Songs stammen von Sally Grayson, der Rest wurde von einer Vielzahl von deutschen und amerikanischen Künstlern wie Jerome Fontamillas (Switchfoot), Beverly Fre$h, Nate Lehner (The Guilty Wanted), Burkhard Mayer-Anderson, Mike Gunther (Mike Gunther & his Restless Souls), Jayathi Kyle (Black Audience), Stefanie Haecker mitarrangiert und eingespielt. Zu ihren längsten und engsten Wegbegleitern wurden ihr Co-Produzent und Gitarrist David Arzt (Jumbo Jet), der Schlagzeuger Steffen Eifert (Same Same Here) und der Bassist Tobias Unrath. Von energievollem Postpunk mit Indierock einflüssen und episch düsteren Rockballaden bis hin zu von Soul und Blues beeinflusstem Storytelling – “The World Howls” erweitert die Grundfesten von Songwriting und Soundlandschaften und errichtet sich seine ganz eigene klangliche Welt.

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