‘Call It A Night’ The Final UK Tour.
After having the privilege of touring the UK for the first time several years ago, it slowly became our second home as a band. It wouldn’t be right to end The Swellers without giving a proper goodbye to so many of our favorite people. We are very excited to come back one final time and can’t wait to sing along with all of you. Thank you for believing in us.
The Swellers got their start in 2002 when brothers Nick and Jonathan Diener and a friend got together and recorded some demos in their basement. Next thing you know the band is playing shows around Flint and word of their performances starts spreading like wildfire around the the region and eventually the country. Following years of DIY touring, an EP and the band’s first full length record, national tours with A Wilhelm Scream and Streetlight Manifesto fell into place.
By 2009, The Swellers inked a deal with Fueled By Ramen and began touring with Paramore, Less Than Jake, Motion City Soundtrack, Bayside, The Vans Warped Tour and more. They released their first full-length album for the label, Ups and Downsizing, later that year, which put the guys on the international map with critical acclaim and a rigorous worldwide touring.
The band followed up with an incredible sophomore release on FBR, Good for Me, which was produced by Bill Stevenson (Descendents, Black Flag, Rise Against) and also received vast praise from the media. Soon after the release the guys left Fueled By Ramen and released a 7” vinyl, Vehicle City Blues, with friends at SideOneDummy Records.
Years of nonstop touring and music industry blunders lead to embracing their free-agent status and the self-release of Running Out Of Places To Go in late 2012. The 5-song EP was recorded mostly in Nick’s house with help from close friend and producer, Mark Michalik, and was a therapeutic release after a year of trial and error.
Longing for the family environment of like-minded bands and support staff, The Swellers took up No Sleep Records’ president Chris Hansen’s long standing offer to join the label, which has become one of the scene’s most revered labels in the last several years and home to some of punk, post-punk, hardcore, singer-songwriter and metal’s most forward-sounding bands around.
In summer of 2013, The Swellers decided to re-release their EP, Running Out Of Places To Go just in time for their Warped Tour stint. Following the tour, the band recorded their first full length for No Sleep Records aptly titled, The Light Under Closed Doors with producer Marc Hudson (Saves The Day, Taking Back Sunday) in their hometown of Fenton, MI. The record was released in the fall with a self-booked six week house show tour to correspond with the album’s raw and relatable tone. Now it’s time to spread the music to the world all over again.