Artist info


Indie, Pop

Sounds like

deerhunter, Spoon, Phoenix

band members

Dave McGann - Vocals, guitar Chris Goff - Bass


rain, Girls, Sunshine


Them Swoops are a duo from Melbourne, Australia formed by Dave McGann and Chris Goff in early 2012. They began as a studio project and their first recording session resulted in an early version of ‘Work Around It. A demo of that song was soon added to Triple J rotation with comments from Triple J presenters like “Completely sold on Them Swoops” (Dave Ruby Howe) and “Another Amazing Tune” (Nicole Cheek). Shortly after, they were crowned winners of the Triple J Unearthed Fuse Festival competition and were flown to Adelaide to perform what would be only their fifth live show. Since then things have really started to happen for the band with a string of great support shows with the likes of The Maccabees, San Cisco, The Rubens, Ball Park Music, and Last Dinosaurs plus touring the east coast as part of the Triple Treat Tour. They then capped of 2012 selling out their debut headline show in Melbourne. Here is what a few have had to say… “… a fantastic taste of things to come.” – Tonedeaf “Them Swoops are a band to keep an eye out for...” - Indie Shuffle “Them Swoops have had a big year for a band that’s not even one year old, and after seeing them live, it’s not hard to see why.” – Music Feeds "Them Swoops, you better start remembering the name." - Fake Plastic Tunes Originally championed by Triple J, word has spread to the other side of the globe with ‘Work Around It’ added to influential USA radio station Alt Nation, the same station credited with breaking ‘Foster The People’ and ‘Phoenix’ in the US market. ‘Work Around It’ continues to grow in popularity at the station, frequently appearing in the 'Alt 18' most requested tracks and in the stations Top 20 most played songs each week. ‘Work Around It’ was officially released in late 2012 and in a little over 2 months has achieved over 40,000 streams across YouTube and Soundcloud, and sold over 4,500 singles in the USA and Australia. Them Swoops have just finished recording their debut EP titled Glimmers, which was recorded by the band themselves in Melbourne and mixed by Mark Needham (The Killers, Imagine Dragons, Youngblood Hawke) in Los Angeles. Glimmers is slated for release in early 2013 and in the meantime the second single ‘Too Fast For Love’ is out February 12.

Unearthed in 2012

Fuse Festival

29 Jan 2012


Them Swoops

Them Swoops

Congratulations to Them Swoops!

Sharp, fuzz guitar-psych wig-out chaos-pop from the future of your past.



Reviewed by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

22 Nov 2011

Triple J

Completely sold on Them Swoops. When does my fan club badge arrive in the mail?

Completely sold on Them Swoops. When does my fan club badge arrive in the mail?