“EDGY, GRUNGY, BLUES, ROCK. ECT,ECT”

THE AMAZING TALENT IS OUT THERE, THAT IS IF YOU SEEK, YE SHALL FIND. THE BAND CALLED NICK SWAN BAND WHICH FEATURES DOUG ‘MUG” SWANSON,NICK SWAN AND RORY FACIANE.THE ALBUM IS CALLED “Sink Or Swim. THE ALBUM STARTS OUT WITH THE PROVERBIAL PUNCH TO THE GUT WITH THE SONG CALLED “LOADED GUN” AND WOW!! WHAT A PUNCH, I FELT IT BEFORE IT EVEN HIT ME. THE BAND HAS A HARD EDGY SOUND AND IS CHALKED WITH FULL FLAVOR AND ROCK HARD SOLID SONG WRITING. THE NEXT SONG CALLED “ANOTHER ALSO-RAN” HAS A BEAT AND THE SONG HAS A TRUE ROCK FEELING TO IT AND IS CATCHY AND BRINGS IN THAT ROCK BEAT THAT PUNCHES THE GUT. “ON A MOUNTAIN” THE NEXT SONG ON THIS ASSORTMENT BRINGS IN THE GUITAR RIPS OF LEAD GUITARIST NICK SWAN AND THE SOUND HAS AN ECHO “ISH’  KIND OF RIPPING INTO THE GUITAR THAT IS BOTH ORIGINAL AND NICE OT HEAR. NICK HAS A RASPY KIND OF VOCAL RANGE THAT TRULY MATCHES THE BANDS DRIVING FORCE AND IS REALLY ENJOYABLE.IF YOU LIKE THE GOOD FEELINGS OF A GOOD OLD ROCK AND ROLL SOUND THAN LOOK NO FURTHER THAN THE NICK SWAN BAND, THE ALBUM S.O.S. (SINK OR SWIM). WITH THIS SONG ENDING COLD AND WITH THE TRANSITION TO THE SONG CALLED “FUTURE BLUES” THE BAND CONTINUES WITH THE ROCK BEAT OF RORY FACIANE AND FOLLOWED UP WITH THE BASS AND SMOOTHNESS OF DOUG “MUG” SWANSON ON BASS KEEP MOMENTUM MOVING FORWARD. THE MUSIC THE NICK SWAN BAND HAS A EDGY BUT REFINED SOUND THROUGHOUT. “SPACE BLUES” ACTUALLY HAS A SOUND OF “SPACE BLUES” AND THE RIFS OF GUITAR ADD THAT REAL FEEL OF FUTURE BLUES AND REVERBERATES THROUGH YOUR EARS AS YOUR EARS ARE ENTERTAINED. “VCR’ ANOTHER ADDED RIP ROARIN’ AND READY TO BE PLAYED ON THE RADIO SONG THAT HAS A STEADY BUT CATCHY AND HAS A GOOD RHTYHM TO IT THAT ADDS FLARE AND FANCY FRET WORK THAT IS CONTAGIOUS IN AN ALMOST U2 ISH IN SOUNDING FROM THE EARLY EIGHTIES. THE NEXT SONG CALLED SOS (SINK OR SWIM) ADDS AN ELEMENT OF BLUES AND NICK SWAN LENDS HIS RASPY EDGED VOCALS AND MAKES THE SONG REMAIN RELEVANT AND FRESH AND TRULY FEELS NICE TO HEAR A BAND THAT HAS A ROCK SOUND AND HAS SUBSTANCE WITHIN THEIR LYRICS AND SONGWRITING ABILITIES. THE NEXT SONG CALLED “ATLANTIC CITY” A SONG RELEASED FROM ROCK AND ROLL ICON BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN ON HIS 1982 RELEASE “NEBRASKA” AND IS TO THIS DAY ONE OF MY ALL TIME FAVORITE ALBUMS, AND NICK SWAN AND HIS BAND ADD LIFE TO THIS AMAZINGLY WRITTEN SONG AND SERVE BRUCE AN AMAZING CUP OF MUSICAL JUSTICE. “SMOKESTACK LIGHTNING” THE BAND KEEP THE ROCK AND ROLL FEELING ROLLING THROUGH YOUR BONES AND HTE SONG HAS A FEELING THAT HAS THE WAILING AND THE FANCY RIFFS ROLLING THROUGH IT AND HAS AN ELEMENT OF TRUE MUSICIANSHIP AND I LIKED THE SONG ALOT. THE SONG HAS A TRUE BLUESY FEEL TO IT BUT ROCK AND ROLL REMAINS WITHIN THE SONG. THE NEXT SONG CALLED “VICTORY” KEEPS THAT PROVERBIAL PUNCH TO YOUR EARS AND HAS AN ALMOST GRUNGY DISTORTED FEEL TO IT, AND THE SONG SHARES THE WAH WAH WITH NICK AND HIS GUITAR WORK. THE LYRICS HAVE MEANING AND KEEPS ONE ENTERTAINED CONSISTENTLY THROUGHOUT THIS AMAZING AND MOST ENJOYABLE ROCK ALBUM. THE LAST SONG ON THIS ALBUM IS CALLED “SUICIDE DIVE” AND HAS A REAL GREAT FEEL TO IT, THE SONG HAS AN EDGY, BLUES, ROCK AND GRUNGE FEEL TO IT BUT HAS A SOUND THAT IS NEEDED TO BE HEARD. AS A WRITER AND TRUE SUPPORTER OF ALL MUSIC, THE NICK SWAN BAND HAS A SOUND THAT ROCKS, IT ROLLS AND PLAYS OUT THE BLUES FOR YOU AND KEPT ME ENTERTAINED THROUGHOUT AND ANXIOUS TO HEAR THEIR AMAZING AND WONDERFUL GIFT OF MUSIC. WITH A MUISC ALBUM LIKE THIS, IN MY EARS WOULD BE A MUISC PROGRAMMERS DREAM COME TRUE. MY MANY MANY THANK YOU’S TO DOUG “MUG” SWANSON FOR HIS ETERNAL FRIENDSHIP AND FOR THE KIND INTRODUCTION TO NICK SWAN AND RORY FACIANE AND THE NICK SWAN BAND AND THE TOTALLY SUPERB SOUNDS OF THEIR ALBUM CALLED (S) SINK (O) OR (S) SWIM. I LOOK FORWARD TO HEARING AND OR SEEING THE NICK SWAN BAND EITHER ON THE RADIO OR IN A SHOW AND WISH THEM ALL THE LUCK IN THEIR AMAZING FUTURE OF MUSIC.

STEVEN F. ADAMS

PUBLICIST/ PROMOTER MUSIC JOURNALIST OWNER SoundWaveOne Bakersfield California

c 2019 used by permission

for more information on Nick Swan Band

http://www.nickswan.bandcamp.com

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Author: SOUNDWAVEONE Steven F. Adams

I have a very extensive broadcasting & music back round. with over 30 years experience. I started a writing career, with the idea bringing notice to the industry, writing about individuals, from all around the globe, all genres and remaining consistent with my slogan of "Hearing is Believing", and bringing out the "positive" in all artists no matter how small, big or different. I feel all need to be given that chance to be noticed for their talents and allow others to hear, and be exposed to their craft. As of date I have written well over 180 music album reviews and continue to acquire more everyday. Some legends, some independent artists, but all in all my wish is they get the to share the stage lights within the industry and with my "Positive " music posts through my writing about them and reviewing their album always in a "Positive" forum.

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