THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: “Who Do They Think They Are? is the debut album from Pittsburgh-based Swiss-American quartet Sweat.
The backstory: After leaving her home in Basel with a hungry heart for authentic vintage rock, it didn’t take long for vocalist/organist Sue Pedrazzi to settle into her new home alongside Steel City gemstones: Richard Stanley (Rich the Band), Dan Hernandez (Limousine Beach, Cruces) and Kayla Schureman (Century III). Together, the foursome formed Sweat; a traditional band with fresh and energetic new ideas that set out an attractive stall for fans of British prog rock sensibilities, fragile American folk and heaps of ’70s schmaltz.
Drawing influence from the likes of Deep Purple and The Moody Blues, the strutting beat of The Who, and the wailing highs and broken lows of Heart, they lovingly envelop all they borrow, while seeking to become the music makers behind your new favourite records.
“Who Do They Think They Are? provides us with a source of self-actualization; both as individuals and as a band,” says Pedrazzi. “It is an intimate, retrospective lament and it exposes us in such a way that words never will.”