The Swamp Stompers are kicking off the New Year with a brand new EP, to be launched at Merimbula.
The band plays funky rock and blues with heavy grooves. Emerging from the dirty backwaters of Lismore, it sounds like the musical lovechild of John Butler Trio, Led Zeppelin and Red Hot Chili Peppers.
Searing slide guitar, contrasting dual-lead vocals, catchy guitar riffs and dubstep-inspired didgeridoo soundscapes give this original blues-rock band an irresistible flavour combination that will leave you with an insatiable hunger for more.
Having met at Southern Cross University in Lismore back in mid-2012, founding members guitarist/vocalist Corey Legge and drummer Mitch Broadhead set about building a monster.
Initially the creature only required one very sturdy leg and a broad head, but it was soon decided that this swamp-creation was missing one vital feature.
The lightning bolt of inspiration came early in the piece when bassist, vocalist and circular-breathing extraordinaire Luke Ligtenberg slithered into view, adding the final element to bring the three-pronged colossal to life.
Since this fateful merging of musical minds, The Swamp Stompers have set about earning themselves a significant reputation as one of the most promising up-and-coming acts to emerge in recent years.
The band is renowned for their incredibly high-energy live shows, with punters left in complete awe by the raw power and finesse displayed by this seemingly unstoppable guitar riff-driven beast.
The Swamp Stompers have a ravenous hunger for touring and have been known to smash out a feeding frenzy of over 60 shows per year, all the while still finding time to create new musical morsels of magic to unleash on the world.
The band's previous single Wicked West received Triple J airplay, peaked at number three on the AMRAP rural charts and earned The Swamp Stompers a place in the finals of the 2016 MusicOz awards Blues/Roots category.
The Swamp Stompers will play a warm-up show at the Commercial Hotel in Bega on Friday from 8.30pm, where they will support The Spindrift Saga.
The launch of new EP Suspended Suns will take place at Club Sapphire, Merimbula on Saturday, with doors opening at 8pm. Entry is free and the event is for years 18 and over.
The band will also join in the Candelo Blues Club jam on Sunday at the Candelo Hotel from 2pm.