"...Evans' crooning vocal delivery and vast, thundering guitar tone threaten to take the duo into space, but David Jobe keeps the material grounded with tasteful, subtly proficient drumming."
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VOCALS & GUITAR
"...[The Swift Drag] interlace drums, guitars and impassioned vocals into elaborate patterns combining the energy of The Doors and The Black Keys."
Issue 222 (2017) - Rock Society Magazine (UK)
The Swift Drag are a southern-psychedelic rock duo hailing from Austin, Texas featuring Will Evans (vocals, guitar) and David Jobe (drums).
As a guitar and drums based band, they are easily categorized alongside rock duo trail blazers The White Stripes and The Black Keys. Though these well known blues rock duos are an inspiration, the band ultimately takes their musical influences from 60’s-70’s psychedelic rock, blues greats, and 90’s grunge rock.
The band's sound hinges on Evans’ moody vocals that are interwoven between heavy hitting drums and earsplitting guitar riffs complimented by moments of melodic release. “Creating a massively layered sound with only guitar, drums and vocals has become an obsession of ours. I’m always experimenting with new ways to simultaneously orchestrate multiple guitar and vocal effects to create sonic depth in our music. Showcasing those ideas through our songs is the driving force to the music we create,” says Evans.
Their debut digital release, We Won’t Need That - EP (July 2017), features a total of five songs which were tracked live in a single studio session at Century Recordings in Dripping Springs, Texas. “Our end goal was to do our absolute best to capture the sound we enjoy most when we perform live,” says Jobe.
In 2019, the band went back into the studio to work with producer Paul Stautinger on the upcoming single “Like Your Soul”. They followed-up with a second session with producer Sebastian Cure to release a sophomore EP, Still Sitting Still. Their first single, "The Designer”, is due out February 2020 and will be released by Secret Soup Records out of Austin, Texas as a limited edition 7” split vinyl.