Introducing The Swellers who are set to release ‘Ups and Downsizing’ on April 12 via Fueled By Ramen Records, the album is preceded by the single ‘Fire Away’ out on April 5. The Flint, Michigan-based band have also announced their first ever UK shows - the band are confirmed for the Give It A Name Introduces Tour which kicks off on April 26 in Oxford and includes a date at London’s Kings College on May 6, they will also be playing a string of their own headline shows.
Out late last year in the US ‘Ups and Downsizing’, was recently named one of the best albums of 2009 by both Absolute Punk and Punk News. “The Swellers have topped their Everest and written an album that might just be the perfect balance of melodic & pop punk since [Green Day’s] Dookie,” gushed Absolute Punk, while Punk News raved it’s “without a doubt, the best thing FBR has released since the days when the Stereo, Jimmy Eat World and the Impossibles dominated the label’s landscape.” In addition, Alternative press awarded the album 4.5 out of five stating “The only question you’ll have, even after just one listen, is why on earth aren’t this band already huge. It’s just that good.”
Brothers Nick and Jonathan Diener started The Swellers as a trio in 2002. The group molded its sound—a cross between classic punk and ’90s rock—at the Vehicle City’s local music incubator, the legendary Flint Local 432, an all-ages, volunteer-supported club. After cutting their teeth at “The Local” for a few years, the band hit the road to support their first release, a 2005 EP entitled “Beginning of The End Again”. In 2007, the band released the critically acclaimed “My Everest,” their first full-length album. To record “Ups and Downsizing,” the Diener brothers were joined by new band members Ryan Collins and Anto Boros, solidifying the band’s current line-up.