Official Swell Maps Merch



Swell Maps - proudly primitive, transcending genre barriers from the start of their career, instinctively experimental.
These home-recordings bear testament to six teenagers in the mid-1970s displaying their adventurous attitude with confident, unself-conscious glee.
Some of the influences come across in odd combinations of glam, krautrock, the scuzzy end of progressive rock and early glimpses of punk.
It shows how ahead of the game they still seem even now in the following century, anticipating punk rock, alt-rock, ambient musics. One track even seems to use hip-hop techniques! They have been recognised as influences on bands as diverse as Sonic Youth, Blur, Pastels and Pavement. They were even featured on a t-shirt “worn” by one of the characters in a Gorrillaz video!


Sweet And Sour Part 2/ Dresden Style/ Pets’ Corner/ Shubunkin/ Sahara/ Full Moon-Blam-Full Moon/ Instronaut/ Televisions/ Wireless/ Harmony In Your Bathroom/ Camoflage Attack/ Gramofonica/ Harvist/ Johnny Seven/ Sweet And Sour (Parts 2, 3 & 4)/ Sheep Police/Septipede/ Improv Number One/ Platinum Blind/ Ratbag And Goblin (‘Batman’ Theme)/ Vertical Slumber/ Below Number One/ Organism
Official Merch