The Swamp Fat Jangles sound emanates from a secret swamp near Sydney’s South West where the mosquitos buzz, the screendoor yawns and verses are sung out on the porch.
Live on stage, these tales are layered with the watery scapes of guitar pedals and bowed banjo, driving drums, articulate bass and the three-part harmonies of whisky drinking ladies.
With three songwriters, Swamp Fat’s songs are sometimes raucous, sometimes reflective or eerie, their folk/blues sound exploring the themes of gothic imagery in Australian landscapes, folklore, the highs and lows of modern society, and chickens. Influences range from the dark country of Timber Timbre and Barbara Dane, to the sprawling and intricate arrangements of Grizzly Bear and Radiohead and the good old blues of Muddy Waters.
Members Jessica Fitzpatrick, Ness Cassey, Jack Isackson & Hollie Matthew hail from the four points of Durban, Windsor, Sydney and the Southern Highlands respectively. Over the years the band has played regularly around well known Sydney venues and travelled north on two tours around the Northern Rivers and regional areas of the East Coast, and hit the stage at Vivid Sydney, Subsonic Music Festival, Newtown Festival, Nimbin Roots Festival, and Peats Ridge Festival.
Their debut single ‘You Only Say I Love You When Youre Drunk’ was recorded at Turning Studios with Jack Prest and Tim Curnick. Mastered by Ben Feggens at Studios 301, and is available to stream NOW on soundcloud and youtube