That's a great question and one that we always had trouble answering. The musical tastes of everyone that was in my last band (Coaster Thieves) were eclectic and diverse. We had elements of progressive (on our 2nd album anyway), alternative / punk, metal, hard rock, and blues all with a classic rock undertone. That was all melded into our songs as we wrote primarily as a group. Typically, someone would bring in an idea and we would play around with it until we made it into something we liked or found that it didn't work for us.What genre would you describe your own band’s music as swiftdog? I assume it’s rock but isn’t it like alternative, progressive, jazz, or some other subgenre of rock?
For example, there is a song on our second album called State of Silence that started out as a pretty basic heavy 3 note guitar riff that I brought to practice one day. My Dream Theater and Rush obsessed band mates took that and incorporated into a complex, time signature shifting, 8 1/2 minute marathon.
So to answer your question, I guess you could call us hard classic prog rock punk blues!
Our stuff is on Spotify if you want to check out the tunes or you can private message me with your address and I will send you copies of both albums. No cost to you for the CDs. The band is defunct and I have plenty of extra copies hanging around.