Bursting onto the scene with their debut gig supporting The Skallions, Swall Monkey came out swinging with a set that was epic enough to have the punters crowd surfing and generally going ape sh*t.
The band was formed in the summer of 2018 by lead vocalist Alanna McKee, guitarist Matthew Smyth and bassist Ryan Dunn, soon after Kane Couchman (Waking Android) would join as second guitarist and Ryan Early would pick up the sticks that original drummer Liam Ritchie (Concrete Circus) would drop, to complete the ensemble They instantly began working on original songs and developing their own unique sound, combining influences from some of their favourite bands while keeping an upbeat ska rhythm at the hearth of the music.
With their first gig under their belt Swall Monkey are anticipating a year filled with gigs and festivals and good times and they hope you join them every step of the way.
Melodic punk from Belfast city with heavy 90’s hardcore, skate punk and alternative rock influence.
For fans of: Farside, early Green Day, Big Drill Car, McRad.
Punk Rock originally from Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh, currently based in Belfast. They play a mix of Punk, Ska and Hardcore.
As always with the Anti Depresants, it starts off with Ringo and myself sittin’ in front of the fire in Some Damn House, a few bottles of wine, pizza, a pleasant smoke or two and no intention of doing anything other than a few old tunes on the acoustics.
And then it happens, as it always does. Our collective imaginations get the run of us and before we’ve even had the chance to take our guitars out of their cases, they’re obsolete.
Acoustics just won’t cut it. We need a new band, new songs and turn up the volume because we’ve got quite a lot to say and we want to make sure it gets through all the racket and noise, and we want you to dance.