Known for genre-defying songwriting and a tenacious DIY spirit, The Big Sway’s music combines punk, indie, psych, and noise rock influences for a highly energetic, unique, and versatile sound. Based in Boston, MA, The Big Sway has toured from Canada to the Caribbean and developed a loyal following at home in New England. The band has played over three-hundred live shows and shared the stage with such notables as Bernie Worrell (Parliament-Funkadelic, Talking Heads), Alan Evans (Soulive), The Dear Hunter, Pile, Bent Knee, Consider The Source, Vapors of Morphine and more.
“Almost Home”, the latest psychedelic prog-punk single fromThe Big Sway is a frantic four-and-a-half-minute ride that’s equal parts panic attack and ecstatic dance. “I’ll be fine..”, a phrase repeated throughout, is pretty hard to believe for a good chunk of the track as it’s screamed over a Dead Kennedy’s meets Mr. Bungle soundscape. It’s only after the tasteful octavated guitar solo over the riff-heavy instrumental interlude that the band, and the stop motion goblin on the accompanying video, seem to have finally made their way home to find some peace. “Almost Home”, with its accompanying video, will be part of a full-length visual album due out this summer.
“When choosing which song to begin our release cycle with, we decided on “Almost Home” because in terms of the way the song is written, it’s a bit of a ‘sampler pack’ of the different things that we do with our music in The Big Sway. Lyrically, Tim and I each tell our own sides of the same story, each in our own signature vocal style. Musically, we start the song with a rough, straightforward punk approach, which is a part of our shared musical history, and by the end of the song we go into some of the more ethereal and psychedelic types of grooves that have always been present in our music over the last fifteen years. We also felt that the video, created by our dear friend Damon Bishop of Hambone Industries, was a fast-paced, heartfelt and unique delight of a visual experience, and was a perfect way to introduce our forthcoming full video album” says Joe MacFadzen (Bass / Vocals / Art, The Big Sway)