Rock My World Canada, chapter 86: New Swears

[Mike Carr is determined to create a catalogue/reference work featuring all kinds of Canadian rock and alternative releases from the past few decades. Check out his a massive volume on Canadian music history entitled Canadian Alternative & Indie Reference and Collector’s Guide. It’s an incredible discography of hundreds of bands. – AC]

New Swears is a four-piece band from Ottawa, Ontario formed in 2012, consisting of Sammy J. Scorpion, Beej Eh, Scru Bar and Nick Nofun and new addition Handsome Mike. The band has earned a rep for their riotous performances, releasing two DIY LPs, and raging across Canada, the US, and Europe.

Their music has been classified as garage punk or power pop. The band’s album Junkfood Forever, Bedtime Whatever received a mostly positive review from Exclaim!, who stated that the album was “fun (there are handclaps, for goodness’ sake), and not for the faint of heart.”

Find out more about this artist and hundreds of other Canadian artists in the softcover edition of Canadian Alternative & Indie Reference and Collector’s Guide. Get your copy here. Follow Mike on Facebook and Twitter.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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