The Catalyst

SWMRS, The Interrupters

SWMRS

The Interrupters

Sharp Shock

Thu, October 26, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

The Catalyst

Santa Cruz, CA

$16 in advance / $18 at the door

This event is 16 and over

SWMRS
SWMRS
SWIMMERS draw on an eclectic mix of influences ranging from the Beach Boys to the Ramones to create their own brand of Rock and Roll, fondly known as "Beach Pop". Formed in Oakland, California roughly in 2004 by then pint-sized brothers Max and Cole Becker with best friend Joseph Armstrong, SWIMMERS first appeared on stage with best friend and bass player Sebastian Mueller in 2014. SWIMMERS would like you to know that they are really really (really) fun. They would also like you to know that if you don't believe them you should probably have a listen.
The Interrupters
The Interrupters
Los Angeles-based ska band The Interrupters will release their self-titled debut album on August 5 on Hellcat Records. Listen to the first track "Family (Feat. Tim Armstrong)" now on Soundcloud. The album is available for pre-order at The Interrupters Store.

Bound by their rebel spirit and deep love for 2 Tone, The Interrupters make super-high-energy ska-punk that's equal parts catchy and confrontational. Produced by Rancid's Tim Armstrong, the band's self-titled debut for Hellcat Records sees frontwoman Aimee Interrupter, guitarist Kevin Bivona, bassist Justin Bivona, and drummer Jesse Bivona spitting out lyrics that take on matters as thorny as martial law and Big Brotherism while churning out rocksteady rhythms and snarly guitar riffs.

After teaming up with Armstrong—whom Kevin got to know while taking over as touring keyboard player for The Transplants in 2005—The Interrupters and Tim wrote and recorded all of their debut in a matter of days. "Working with Tim, nothing ever gets overthought—it's like lightning in a bottle," says Kevin, adding that many of the songs on The Interrupters were captured in one take. Aimee also points out that the fast-and-loose approach was key to giving her a vocal performance the raw urgency that the lyrics demanded. "Recording the vocals, the most important thing was to be real and honest and if things weren't perfect, that was totally okay."

Having toured with Rancid in 2013—along with regularly playing with Armstrong as Tim Timebomb and Friends—The Interrupters have built their live act on unstoppable energy and a feeling of easy community that reflects their familial vibe. The Interrupters's shared commitment to "never taking ourselves too seriously" also goes a long way in offsetting the heavy subject matter at the heart of so many of their songs. "We have a lot of things that we're outraged about and we need to sing about those things, but we make sure to keep it fun," adds Aimee. "Sometimes it's good to be happily outraged."
Venue Information:
The Catalyst
1011 Pacific Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA, 95060
http://www.catalystclub.com/