The Swindles are a very new indie rock band playing Punk Rock, much like the ones we used to hear in the yesteryears, like The Sex Pistols and The Ramones. They consist of 4 teenagers who have yet to finish Secondary School. They are 17-year-olds Boy (Vocals + 2nd guitar) and Thorix (1st guitar), and 15-year-olds Pit Tome (Bass) and Omaq (Drums). Thorix and Pit Tome are currently studying in Sultan Abdul Hamid College in Alor Star whereas Boy is studying in SMK Ibrahim in Sungai Petani. Omaq is also based in Sungai Petani, but is currently studying in SMK Khir Johari (KJ).
Boy and Thorix started the band from their younger days while Boy was still studying in Alor Star, having high hopes of someday achieving rockstar status. After Boy moved to Sg. Petani, he met up with Omaq, formerly of SMK Ibrahim, and they recruited Pit Tome from SAHC to play bass, completing the band line-up. They jammed together as a band just twice before deciding to compose their own songs and present them to the world.
Upon listening to the songs, I can't help but notice fundamental weaknesses in their songs, namely bad tempo keeping as well as bad vocal presentation. Maybe it was the jitters of recording for the first time, but that is no excuse for a band that has made a commitment to recording their songs. They should at least have the sense of getting it right first, vocals, drums and all and there shouldn't have been so many mistakes in the recording session. Very disappointing, I would say. Although they have good potential, too many flaws cover up the good aspects of their music. I would recommend they get a new vocalist who can actually sing, or at least get it right in the studio. As for the drumming, I would propose using a metronome to get your timing correct. All the best to this new and aspiring punk rock outfit, may you go on to be the best rockstars you guys can be.
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