“Their tracks have the sort of head-bobbing infectiousness that could make long-haired heshers and ironically-mustachioed hipster kids peacefully co-exist at a show” -- 12 Questions
“Swing Hero is one of those quirky rock bands that pays a lot of attention to detail. Rather than relying on catchy hooks and easy-to-learn lyrics, vocalist Marshall Gallagher writes to tell a message.” -- Truth or Sarah
Typically the most effective art, in any form, comes from a very simple idea. It defies overly general classification, yet clearly exhibits some sort of relevance to just about anyone. Swing Hero is a band that embodies these principles, a truly honest reflection of a heavy heart.
Conceived by Marshall Gallagher (ex-Solar Bear, touring guitarist for 3OH!3) in 2011, Swing Hero is an amalgam of shimmery dreamo and virtuosic post-grunge. The delivery is heavy, pretty and deceptively straightforward. The subject matter: growing up and dealing with heartbreak is exhausting, no matter who you are. Music fans will find a nostalgic comfort in layer after layer of warm guitar, mid-tempo pocket grooves and vocals that are both lyrically sharp and melodically contagious.
For the band, 2014 brings the prospect of at least one brand new release, shows spanning the west coast and midwest (including an appearance at South By Southwest), and a chance to prove their true prowess in the wake of their recent relocation to Los Angeles. Swing Hero is climbing steadily, gunning for soft spots and sentimental hearts around the globe.