“We''re nice people, but shit, it''s about time we got some respect.
In the course of this band, we''ve been held at gunpoint, lost a drummer to a stroke hours before our first show and frequently survive days at work on minutes of sleep after gigs in some of the shittiest parts of the country. Dues have been paid.
We buck the trend and now’s the time for people to listen. We''re not afraid to play our instruments properly, we''re not afraid to have solos and we''re not scared of rock. It''s not prog, shoegaze or some conceptual bollocks from a bunch of art college students from Brighton, just because some songs have (tasteful) solos.
These are songs you''ll remember, songs with enough depth that you’ll discover something else to love with every listen. Passion and meaning without pomposity. Stadium filling sounds to transport you.
It''s time to end the hegemony of the bland and the talentless, the factory-farmed supermarket unit shifters and the tuneless over-hyped next-big-things. Let the sound of Heroes of Switzerland into your heart. You won’t look back.
Comfort In Fear is the debut album from Nottingham’s Heroes of Switzerland, covering a musical landscape from the driving woozy drones of My Bloody Valentine to the (guilty) pleasures of classic rock. On the way it takes in the basslines of Peter Hook & John Entwistle, the drums of Lars Ulrich & Dave Grohl, the guitar hooks of Alex Lifeson & Andy Summers and the vocals of Ian Curtis & Mark Gardener. Lyrical themes of pain, loss and fear collide with hope, beauty and post-Cold War paranoia.
Reference points include the obvious, such as Swervedriver, Ride and local contemporaries Amusement Parks on Fire, along with the more diverse: Rush, Metallica, the Stone Roses, the Verve. Hell, you might even find a lil’ bit of Whitesnake in there. Heroes of Switzerland don''t care about cool, they just want the good stuff. Acolytes of Doherty would probably break their own fingers trying to keep up.” (Heroes of Switzerland)
“Absolutely cracking... sounds so little like anything else around... cult hero status all over it. 8/10” – Planet Sound C4 Teletext
“A remarkable collection of songs... your new favourite band may just be around the corner. 9/10” – Drowned in Sound
“Wall of sound award.” – Mojo
“This is a band that has to be heard to be believed. This is a band that possesses originality.” – Sandman
“... hugely exciting and original... 4/5” – Manchester Music