Knitting Factory Presents
Sun & Flesh, One Hundred Thousand, Swanky Tiger
Long story short, Christoph Manuel (vocals) and Stefan Reinberger (guitar) fast forwarded through refining band personnel to perfection by enlisting rhythm monsters Jon Serwinowski (drums) and Matt Brewster (bass).
Presently, after spending time in the studio with producer extraordinaire Dan Korneff, DIY videos and tours, fan by fan, they live in the van. This is @sunandflesh, never disillusioned or discouraged by hard work, they continue to create their self-described “anthems for the restless”.
Coming to a town near you, etc., and thankfully without too much of the usual blah, blah, blah, they remain relentlessly bound for their special brand of glory.
Influenced by acts such as Iggy Pop, Queens Of The Stone Age, The Strokes, Guns N' Roses, and The Rolling Stones, they recorded their debut album, EMPIRES, at their own Dead Bee Studios in upstate New York. The album was then mixed and mastered by Joe Colmenero (Lana Del Rey, Wu-Tang Clan, Philip Glass) and Tony Gillis (Iggy Pop, Prince, Jay -Z), respectively, at The Cutting Room Studios in NYC. Upon its release in the winter of 2015, EMPIRES garnered accolades from PopMatters, Pancakes & Whiskey, and InYourSpeakersMedia, among others.
Through performances at some of NYC's most iconic venues, including The Studio at Webster Hall, Mercury Lounge, Rockwood Music Hall, The Bowery Electric, Saint Vitus, The Bitter End, The Knitting Factory, and showcases at the CMJ Music Marathon (2015) and Northside Festival (2016), Swanky Tiger have established themselves as an explosive and thoroughly enjoyable live presence on the New York rock and roll scene.
In the summer of 2017, Swanky Tiger embarked on a tour of the southern U.S. in support of MECHANICAL NIGHTMARES, their newest EP, released on June 23rd, 2017. Featuring drummer Clemens Grassman, harmony singer Kathleen Fogarty, engineer Santiago BÃ¶hmer, producer J. Chris Griffin (Madonna, Justin Bieber), acclaimed mastering engineer Kevin Blackler (Rubblebucket, Red Hot Chili Peppers), with distribution through The Orchard, MECHANICAL NIGHTMARES is Swanky Tiger's most collaborative piece to date. Since its release, MECHANICAL NIGHTMARES has garnered accolades from publications including The Huffington Post, Music Junkie Press, Encore Magazine, and Magic City Bands. Catch Swanky Tiger live in New York City this fall, where they'll be playing once a month through September, October, and November, and keep your ears wide open.