Federal Charm Release ‘Swing Sinner’ Music Video

UK four-piece rock band Federal Charm have released a new music video for ‘Swing Sinner‘, the track is taken from their highly anticipated third studio album ‘Passenger‘, out on September 14th via Wire-Sound/Cargo Records.

Swing Sinner’ is a story about a young boy called Joe. Joe’s father was an abusive drunk. His mother ran away from home not long after he was born. One day, after years of abuse, Joe took his father’s gun and shoots him dead. The townsfolk aren’t aware of what a monster the man was and get together to bring Joe to justice. The song ends with him being hung for the killing.

Passenger’ was recorded, produced and mixed at Willow Terrace Studios in Manchester.  Federal Charm co-produced the album with John Simm (Hidden Colour Audio) who also sound engineers for fellow Stockport band, Blossoms.


  1. Swing Sinner
    2. Choke
    3. Emerald Haze
    4. Death Rattle
    5. Nowhere is Home
    6. Get Through
    7. Concrete Creature
    8. Can’t Rule Me
    9. Halo
    10. Speak Out
    11. Parting Words

For ‘Passenger’ the new line-up wanted to retain Federal Charm’s previous natural sound, but also wanted to create an exciting new sonic platform for the band’s new vocalist, Tom Guyer, to really let loose and show the world what he can do.

With ‘Passenger’, Federal Charm spent more time than any other of their previous albums by developing this material and taking the songs into new territory, tone-wise.

Previously, the recording process for the first two studio albums was very much like, ‘Strat in? Go! Les Paul? Go!’. For ‘Passenger’, a great deal of care and attention was taken into the pre-production which ultimately benefited the all-round sound.

Says Bowe, “It’s a heavier album. There was no way to tame beast”.

Line up:

Tom Guyer – Vocals
Paul Bowe – Lead Guitar
L.D. Morawski – Bass
Josh Zahler – Drums


Wednesday 19 : BRISTOL Thekla / theklabristol.co.uk
Thursday 20 : PONTYPRIDD Muni Arts Centre / muniartscentre.com
Friday 21 : NOTTINGHAM Rock City Basement / rock-city.co.uk
Saturday 22 : GLASGOW Classic Grand / classicgrand.com
Sunday 23 : CHESTER The Live Rooms / theliverooms.com
Monday 24 : MANCHESTER The Deaf Institute / thedeafinstitute.co.uk
Wednesday 26 : HUDDERSFIELD The Parish / parishpub.co.uk
Thursday 27 : NEWCASTLE Think Tank / thinktanknewcastle.com
Friday 28 : SHEFFIELD Corporation / corporation.org.uk
Saturday 29 : BIRMINGHAM O2 Institute 2 / academymusicgroup.com/o2institutebirmingham
Sunday 30 : LONDON  Borderline / Borderline.london

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