Switch 3 was formed in Canberra, Australia, toward the end of 2002. Drawing from influences as diverse as The Cure through to Iron Maiden, the band has developed a unique blend of heavy rock that combines layered guitars and technical drumming with addictive vocal melodies. Traversing many different genres, Switch 3 manages to capture an aggressive yet approachable edge that will excite all fans of rock.
Since inception, Switch 3 has performed with major Australian and International acts including: CKY (USA), No Use For A Name (USA), From Autumn To Ashes (USA), The Bled (USA), Faith (JPN), Engrave (JPN), Grinspoon, Screaming Jets and many others.
Switch 3’s studio recordings include Sidelined (EP), Memories Fade (EP) and the current Calm Before album. These have had strong airtime on Australian commercial radio, while the accompanying film clips have appeared on national television including a special artist spotlight on Saturday Disney. The band’s film clips have won a number of prestigious national and international awards including the top Jury Prize at the International Short Film Festival in Europe.
Switch 3 is a widely acclaimed band in Australia and has a number of endorsement deals with major international brands. These include Yamaha Guitars, Washburn Guitars,
Vance Guitars, Ernie Ball MusicMan, Yamaha Drums, Paiste Cymbals, Mesa Boogie amps and cabs, TC Helicon, TC Electronic, BBE Sound, Smith Optics, Skullcandy, and Perisher Blue to name just a few.
The band has appeared on behalf of the Australian Capital Territory Government and Australian Federal Government at launches and celebrations including National Youth Week and Australia Day. Their music has appeared in numerous independent films and documentaries along with commercial DVDs and television programs such as Foxtel’s “Blood Sweat and Gears” where “Come to Me” was selected as the opening theme song.
Switch 3’s new album, Calm Before, is filled with powerful music that brings together elements of rock, metal and punk in perfect harmony. Lots of guitars, intricate beats and strong melodic content create an intense sound without replicating what has already been done. Haunting and dark, it captures a perfect balance of emotion!
Recorded with ARIA Award winner Anton Hagop (Powderfinger, Missy Higgins, Will Smith, silverchair) and mastered by Ted Jensen of Sterling Sound in New York (Madonna, AC/DC, My Chemical Romance, Kings of Leon), Calm Before is a collection of songs that has something for everyone.
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