Vancouver – Discourse Album Release Party October 1st!

Vancouver! We are celebrating the release of our brand new album “Discourse” with a special performance at The Fox Cabaret on Saturday, Oct. 1st. Check out the details HERE!


SWS Voted #1 in “Best of Vancouver” 2016 Awards!

A HUGE thanks to readers of Vancouver’s The Georgia Straight for voting us the “Best Local Band (unsigned)” in 2016! Check out ICM capital review the full list of arts & culture winners HERE. Thank you Vancouver!


Check out our new video for “Gift of Fear”!

Sneak a peek at our brand new video for “Gift of Fear” directed by Vancouver’s Tobias Schuch. This track is the first single from our forthcoming album “Discourse”, available everywhere October 18th, 2016.

New Album Announcement and Video Premiere!

We’re excited to announce that our sixth studio album “Discourse” will be arriving October 18th, 2016 everywhere! To mark the announcement, we are premiering our brand new video for the first single “Gift of Fear”. Check out all of the details in Exclaim! Magazine! The album was produced by the amazing Jason Corbett (ACTORS) and features the artwork of Vancouver’s Shannon Hemmett!


SWS Party @ The Emerald on May 26th, 2016

Vancouver, we’re back in action on Thursday, May 26th for a show at The Emerald with our very good friends Owl Skowl, who are celebrating the release of their upcoming EP “Pludge”. We have a bunch of new tracks that we’re ready to spring on everyone!

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New EP “Space and Time” Available on iTunes

We’re very excited to announce the official release of our brand new EP “Space In Time” on iTunes today! A big thank you to producer Jason Corbett (ACTORS) for bringing this all together at the wonderful Jacknife Sound in Vancouver BC. Special thanks to Shannon Hemmett for designing the album artwork as well!

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Check out our new video for “Momento”!

Before you jump to conclusions, this song is about a rooster named “Momento”. Well, probably…


ION Magazine Video Premiere!

Thanks to ION Magazine for premiering our brand new video for the song “Momento”, off our latest EP “Space In Time”. This video was shot and recorded live off the floor by the very talented Mark Henning, formerly of the superb band Pure and now leading the formidable Combine the Victorious and Boutique Empire.

Update #3_ION Video Premier

Vancouver – EP Release Party March 25th!

Vancouver! We’ve played many memorable shows at The Biltmore over the years and this next one promises to be no different. Join us on Saturday, March 25th as we celebrate the release of our new EP “Space In Time” alongside our pals Magik Spells, who are celebrating the release of their brand new album.

Update #2_Biltmore EP Release

SWS Named “Best of the City 2016”

Thanks to readers of Vancouver’s Westender Magazine who voted Sex With Strangers as one of the best bands in the city! Check out the results of the Reader’s Choice Awards. We’re in some great company!

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The Wet Secrets vs. Sex With Strangers!

Performing all new material this Saturday, Feb. 6th at The Cobalt in Vancouver with 2014 Peak Performance Project Alberta winners The Wet Secrets. You need to see it to believe it.

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Exclaim! Premier and 2016 Release Dates Announced

Exclaim! is premiering two new SWS songs, “Space and Time” and “Momento”! Produced by Jason Corbett (ACTORS) at Jacknife Sound, these two tracks are from our upcoming 4-song EP which we will be releasing on March 21st. In addition to the EP, we’re excited to announce that we will be releasing a full-length album on September 13th. Check out our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages for regular updates!

Jan 25 2016_Exclaim! Premier

SWS Does Duran Duran

Happy belated Halloween everyone! Not sure what you got up to last night, but we lived a childhood dream and performed as Duran Duran. Our bass player’s fingers will never be the same after “Rio”. Check out the gory footage from last night’s epic Halloween show at The Cobalt.

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Feeling Head Over Heels

We’re super thrilled to announce that our cover of Tears for Fears “Head Over Heels” has won the $5000 first place prize fo 104.3 FM’s vanCover Contest! Huge thanks to Adam Vee who recorded and produced this track for us. Have a listen HERE and download the track for free!

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We’re Back in the Studio!

After several months of writing and demoing new songs, we’re thrilled to be back in the recording studio with producer Jason Corbett (ACTORS) at Jacknife Sound. We’re currently tracking a brand new EP and a full-length album, both of which will be arriving in 2016. Check out our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages for regular updates!

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Alexis Makes Her Debut As Youngblood!

Our singer/keyboardist Alexis is spreading her wings and embarking on a new project entitled Youngblood. You can check out her first single here here here!


Kicking off 2015 with The Elwins!

We’re pleased to announce that our first show of 2015 will be on Tuesday, Feb 17th at The Fox Cabaret in Vancouver, supporting rising Canadian superstars The Elwins (“So Down Low”). This also going to be our last show with our lovely and talented keyboardist and singer Alexis, who is moving on to pursue her very cool solo project “Youngblood”. Hope you can come by and send her off in style!

Jan. 20th 2015_Elwins Show

New Video Hostages Out Now!

Check out our brand new music video for the single “Hostages”. All of the taste, all of the calories. If you like what you hear, you can download the track for free! Thanks to Exclaim! Magazine for the online premier!

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Upcoming Video Release Show at the Cobalt!

Our first show of 2015 is off to a BANG with the release of our much anticipated video for Hostages, from our latest album You Know Something We Don’t?

Come to the Cobalt for Come Friday’s event and check out our pals Owl Skowl release their shiny new 7″ as well. Plus it’s our main dude Hatch’s birthday bash, and I hear that the last person standing gets a lap dance from Owl Skowl’s Pascal and SWS guitarist Cory. Double tongue, double fun.

Basically going to be the best night ever to train ourselves to get back into the drinking saddle.


Dog’s Breakfast

We’re featured in the latest episode of Dog’s Breakfast, performing a quick and dirty version of our song “Temporary Love Confession” (10:55 mark). Check out the show!

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We are SO SO SO excited to announce our new video for the track Hostages is almost complete! Release party details will be heralded fresh in the new year… Stay tuned!


Send Me Your Sexts

Very stoked to be playing this party at The Red Gate Arts Society on Saturday night for the one-year anniversary & release party of Send Me Your Sexts! Alongside us are some awesome bands (Dream Cars –Mode Moderne‘s Phil Intilé, Girlfriends and Boyfriends, & Doppelganger) Go-Go Girls, DJs & NEW sexts videos! is both a service and an online video platform, that takes real life “sext” messages and turns them into hilarious short form web videos.

“..after spending some time watching them (Videos) – and getting to grips with their contents – I’d say that they’re basically funny sex scenes based on real (typed) conversations.” —VICE

“…videos made so far toe the line between sheer absurdity and deliberately awkward B-grade porn, revealing a strangely compelling meta-commentary on texting, sex and why human beings are now compelled to send messages like “yea I want ur cum to myself” to each other.” —DAZED

“The first brave souls to upload the screenshots of their sexts onto Eileen’s site were none other than star-crossed sexters, “Dylan & Kacey.” The resulting short film (NSFW), which features epic car sex, is dramatic, hilarious, and oddly meta. Filthy, typoed dispatches never seemed so masterful.” —NERVE



Peak Thursdays and SWS

We’re performing this week for “The Peak Thursdays” at The Lamplighter Public House, presented by 102.7 The PEAK – World Class Rock and BeatRoute (BC). Cover is only $5. That’s like 50 cents a song. Loads of giveaways and drink specials too!


Now on iTunes!

Our fifth full-length album, “You Know Something We Don’t?”, is now available on iTunes!

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Live Videos from Shutter House Films

Hey look, its SWS performing our songs “Slaves to the Night”, “22”, and “Hostages” live at The Fox Cabaret. Big thanks to Julian and Lon at Shutter House Films for putting this together! If ya dig, you can download this song for free over at our Bandcamp.

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Show at the Lamplighter

Looking forward to performing at The Lamplighter Public House on Thursday night! The digs have been freshly renovated, complete with scratch ‘n sniff coasters and 50 different beers on tap. We take the stage at 10pm, armed with a variety of sonic treats and an industry leading, alcohol tolerance level. Party time, excellent.


Vancouver Music Review

Here’s a little review of our show at the Fox Cabaret on Thursday, complete with disturbing photos. Big thanks again to everyone who came out and supported the bill!

Read the article here!

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Thank you!!!

Here’s some fresh pics from our album release party at the Fox Cabaret on Thursday, courtesy of Creative Copper Images. Thanks to EVERYONE who came out to support the bill…It was an exciting night!




New Album exclusive streaming on Exclaim! Magazine

Hey lovers. Have a sniff of our new album which is streaming exclusively on Exclaim! today. You can download the first single, “Slaves to the Night”, for free! And speaking of free, our album release party at the Fox Cabaret this Thursday is just that!


Georgia Straight Feature

Super awesome article from the illustrious Georgia Straight! Read the full article here.


The Province Feature

We got a very nice full page spread in the Province thanks to Tom Harrision over at the Province! You can read the tasty full article here!


Added into CBC Radio 3 Rotation

Big thanks to CBC Radio 3 for adding our single “Hostages” into rotation this week. Alongside some great company!

Check it out here:




Exclaim! Magazine Premieres New Single

Well this is exciting! Lots of blood, sweat and beer has gone into the making of our newest album You Know Something We Don’t, set for release on May 27th. Exclaim! magazine was kind enough to premiere the first single off the album, “Slaves to the Night” and you can stream it off their website RIGHT HURR:


New Single to be Released Soon!

We are more than explicitly excited to share with y’all the release of our new single “Slaves to the Night”. Coming out on February 18th, you’ll be able to have a first listen. Stay tuned!



Coming up is our first show of the new year and we couldn’t be more excited about it! Looking forward to sharing the Electric Owl Social Club stage with some great bands and even better pals. We’ll have a few tricks up our sleeve for this one, including a piñata filled with real hope and desire. Come check it out on Saturday, February 22! Doors at 7, show at 8! It’s an early one folks, so make sure you make it down on time to witness the debauchery.

RSVP on the Facebook event here:

Electric Owl Event


We are super happy to announce that like our friend the groundhog, we are finally popping out from hiding in winter’s cave. We are just finishing up final masters for our new record (title to be released soon, though some potential titles were Sports II, Mike’s Long Schlong, Wasted Cory, and 3 out of 5 Dad’s Named Bob) all recorded at Fader Mountain with the wizardry of the one and only, Paul Boechler.

The first single we’ll be premiering in the nest few days, so stay tuned!

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Har Mar Superstar and Sex With Strangers


We’re very excited to be performing with New York’s one and only Har Mar Superstar on October 13th at The Cobalt – vancouver. This will be the definition of entertainment. Yes the show is on a Sunday but Monday is a HOLIDAY y’all! Honestly if you hate fun, don’t even bother coming.

Facebook invite:

Fat Cats

Well, we’ve probably had more strange articles written about us, but here our very own Alexis is the honourable first interview in the Snipe News‘ “Bands With Cats”. Here you can read about why no one should really like her chubby cat.


Newest Video Behaviours now on Much Music!

Our latest video has been picked-up by MuchMusic… Keep an eye out for it, should you find yourself wide awake at 4:00am, craving a McGriddle.

Click here to watch the video!

Common Courtesy for the Kids!

We couldn’t be happier to have been a part of the Save On Meats presents Common Courtesy Vol 1 Launch Party!!!! The compilation album was released last Thursday, the 27th,  with all proceeds going to Kids Up Front (Vancouver). It was seriously an insane show. From the cops showing up, to Alexis smashing her tambourine on the ground thrasher-style (she says it was an accident, but we’re pretty sure she was momentarily possessed by Sid Vicious).

BIG UP’S to Adam Fink (from Gang Signs and every other band) and Jason Corbett (from ACTORS) for putting this together. I mean C’MON… 30 freakin’ songs from 30 amazing Vancouver acts! To the rest of the music world, I say “check mate”. Hope y’all take a listen to see what our great city has been stirring up. Take a listen here:

Behaviours Music Video Released Today!

Here’s the premiere of our brand new video “Behaviours”, courtesy of Exclaim! Thanks to our friends BKS Crew Productions Inc. and all of the actors involved! Such a treat to work with these boys again. They do amazing work, as always. Click the link below to read the article, or head to our videos page!


Upcoming Shows

Hello our lovelies,

Here’s an FYI as to some of our upcoming shows…

Friday, May 10 – Vancouver, BC – Video Release Party for “Behaviours” – COME FRIDAY at The Cobalt
Friday, May 24 – Seattle, WA – Lofi Performance Gallery w/Yevtushenko
June 12 to 15 – Toronto, ON – North By Northeast Music And Film Festival & Conference

We hope to see you at one, or all!



Hey folks! We’re pleased to announce the release of our FREE “Times Electric” – Redux” EP for y’all over at Bandcamp. Huge thanks to Jason from ACTORS, Kaboom Atomic, producer Adam Percy, Adam V. from The Ludvico Treatment, along with our Seattle friends Andrew Chapman from Princess and Kyle Porter from The Walking Wounded. We couldn’t be happier with your interpretations!

Check it out here!

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Exciting Things A’brewing!

Lots to get crunk about between now and the end of March. We’ll be spinning Bill Cosby and Metalica at Save On Meats Sat. Feb. 23rd to celebrate our 6th anniversary. From there, we’re off to shoot a new video with our friends at BKS Crew Productions Inc. SWS will kick-off March with the release of a free remix EP for “Times Electric” and finish the month with another barf-inducing video release party at COME FRIDAY Mar. 29th!

We’re Updating!


We’re back! And we apologize about the delay. We have all been working really hard on our music, and we’ve also got real jobs (except Alexis who is still getting learned, and will probably be a transient forever) so we’ve kind of been too distracted to give our website the love it deserves. But no longer! Stay tuned for updates, because we’ve got some exciting things brewing…

We love you all.