Formed in 2011 by Gary Twin (Supernaut / Twenty Flight Rockers) who, after being approached by an Australian tour promoter, discussed the idea of forming a group with James Stevenson where they could “play some of our old songs plus punk and rock and roll classics just for fun.” James contacted Glen Matlock (Sex Pistols) who he played regularly with as part of The Philistines with Clem Burke (Blondie) completing the line up. Clem was the bands first choice of drummer having worked previously with both Glen and Gary.
A live set was quickly worked up editing down a list of approximately 30 songs to an hour long set featuring songs from their collective pasts along side cover versions. The band made it’s live debut on Sunday 27th November at Skinny’s Lounge in North Hollywood prior to leaving for the Australian tour which was booked for December.
The tour consisted of 4 dates starting in Geelong on the 2nd, Richmond on the 3rd, Adelaide on the 4th with the final date being streamed by Moshcam.com on the 8th December in Sydney. This show was subsequently released as the album “Live In Sydney” in 2014.
Live shows would be sporadic and mainly in America with the bands only UK show to date being at The Lexington in London in July 2013. Tickets for this show were by invite only with a small amount of tickets made available to win via a daily quiz giveaway on the bands Facebook page.
The band funded their debut studio album (originally titled “Whatever Works Now”) through a Pledge Music campaign before being released worldwide in 2015.
A remix version of the debut was released in 2017 under the title of “The Directors Cut” with tracks mixed by former Generation X guitarist Derwood Andrews featuring bonus tracks and a new running order.
The song “FBI” featured in the Jason Statham film “Homefront”.
Glen Matlock left the band and was replaced by John Carlucci in 2018.
Live In Sydney (2014) (aka “Out Of Control – Live In Sydney”)
Out Of Control, Hanging On The telephone, (I’m Not Your) Stepping Stone, Fall In Love With You, Burning Sounds, I Like It Both Ways, What I Like About You, All The Young Dudes, Call Me, C’Mon Everybody
The International Swingers (2015)
FBI, Gun Control, Fool’s Holiday, Sweet, Sweet Love, Honey’s Room, Live Wire, Black Leather Jacket, You Turned My Head, On Something, Out Of Control, Running Man, Whatever Works Now
The International Swingers – Director’s Cut (2017)
Black Leather Jacket, Whatever Works now, FBI (Homefront Movie Mix), Gun Control (Video Mix), Live Wire, Fool’s Holiday, Fire Brigade, Fall In Love With You, Honey’s Room, Running Man, Out Of Control, You Turned My Head, Sweet, Sweet Love, On Something
The International Swingers EP (2012)
Gun Control EP (2013)
Fool’s Holiday (2017)