• Plastikman

  • Zola Jesus

  • New Order

  • Arca

  • Looper

  • Du Blonde

  • On Dead Waves

  • Lost Under Heaven

  • Lift To Experience

  • A Certain Ratio

  • Richard H. Kirk & Sandoz

  • ADULT.

  • Lee Ranaldo

  • Goldfrapp

  • Anand Wilder & Maxwell Kardon

  • Liars

  • Swans

  • Ben Frost

  • Cold Specks

  • The Ministry Of Wolves

  • Cabaret Voltaire —
    The Living Legends

  • Erasure —
    Fill Us With Fire

  • Laibach —
    An Introduction To...

  • New Order —
    Complete Music

  • Cabaret Voltaire —
    Live At The Lyceum

  • Apparat —
    Candil de la Calle

  • Non —
    Back to Mono

  • New Order —
    People On The High Line

  • Cabaret Voltaire —
    Cabaret Voltaire 1974-76

  • VCMG —
    SSSS

  • Diamond Version —
    EP. 1

  • Yann Tiersen —
    EUSA

  • 2×45 —
    2x45

  • Big Deal —
    Talk

  • Cold Specks —
    Hector

  • The Afghan Whigs —
    Black Love (20th Anniversary Edition)

  • Cabaret Voltaire —
    The Original Sound Of Sheffield '78 / '82 Best Of

  • Erasure —
    A Whole Lotta Love Run Riot

  • Liars —
    Brats

  • Richard H. Kirk & Sandoz —
    #7489 (collected works 1974 - 1989) & #9294 (collected works 1992 - 1994)

  • ADULT. —
    We Are A Mirror (feat. Douglas J McCarthy)

  • Lift To Experience —
    Falling From Cloud 9

  • Goldfrapp —
    Systemagic

  • ADULT. —
    We Chase The Sound (feat. Shannon Funchess)

  • Looper —
    Farfisa Song

  • Goldfrapp —
    Anymore

  • Maps —
    Playlist: Vicissitude

  • Maps —
    Playlist: Turning The Mind & We Can Create

  • Maps —
    Vicissitude (Album Trailer)

  • Crime & The City Solution —
    American Twilight

  • Big Deal —
    In Your Car

  • Polly Scattergood —
    Wanderlust

  • Cold Specks —
    Hector (Hoxton Hall Session)

  • Can —
    The Lost Tapes (Desert)

  • Can —
    The Lost Tapes (Graublau)

  • Can —
    THE LOST TAPES (Midnight Sky)

  • Liars —
    No.1 Against The Rush (Official Video)

  • Big Deal —
    Talk (Official Video)

  • Erasure —
    Fill Us With Fire [Kaleidoscope Video]

  • White Rabbits —
    Heavy Metal

Swans

Final Tour In Band’s Current Incarnation

FINAL TOUR IN BAND’S CURRENT INCARNATION

UK DATES INCLUDE: LONDON ROUNDHOUSE – 27 MAY

WITH VERY SPECIAL GUEST THURSTON MOORE

 

“Swans wring out the beauty from each available moment” – The Skinny May 2017 

“…as the audience tonight surely know, right now is the best – and possibly the last – time to experience this astonishing ensemble in all their living intensity.” – The Wee Review May 2017

“Swans live is performance art of the highest order” – LA Music Sep 2016

“…a mighty devotional racket” – The Scotsman Oct 2016

 

SWANS – currently on tour in the UK and across Europe – have announced the final dates in the band’s current incarnation.

Do not miss your chance to see this most powerful and transcendent iteration of the band as it draws to a close. The tour includes a very special show at London’s historic Roundhouse on Saturday 27 May, with very special guests the Thurston Moore Band and Little Annie.

Michael Gira, talking about the Roundhouse show has said: “This one is especially meaningful to me personally – first time sharing a stage with Thurston and a band (we did play solo together last year) in something like 34 years. Really happy he’s doing this!” 

Watch a video teaser featuring the band’s incredible live performance here.

Swans recently joined Marc Riley in the studio for a session, listen back to that here.

2017’s exhaustive final dates include Manchester’s Transformer festival on 28 May on a bill that includes The Fall, Royal Trux’s first UK show in over 15 years, This Is Not This Heat, Sex Swing and Loop and the final Brooklyn date in November this year features ADULT. (full details below). Michael Gira collaborated with the band on their latest album, Detroit House Guests, out now on Mute.

 

A WORD FROM MICHAEL GIRA

 “The past seven years of my life have been the most productive and fulfilling of my career. It’s not my place to draw qualitative distinctions between the previous and current periods, and I wouldn’t presume any expertise in doing so, but from a personal perspective, this time period has been the most consistently engaging and even enthralling in my recollection. I thank here Norman Westberg, Christoph Hahn, Thor Harris, Phil Puleo, Christopher Pravdica and our most recent convert, Paul Wallfisch, for their commitment to ecstasy and their sheer stamina in this marathon adventure. Much love to these intrepid explorers of sonic truth! May God snatch us all by his teeth and fling us out over his shoulder into the great black beyond, where we will spin slowly and infinitely through space with an ever-nascent smile emerging on our face. 

… and what’s next? Musically, I have no clear idea, and don’t really want one at this juncture. I seem to have the sound of a sustained chord in my mind – not the striking of the chord, but what hangs in the air after as it dissipates,  and what surrounds it, and I look forward to filling that out, traveling there. I will continue to use the name Swans, but will revert to a cast of revolving contributors, drawing on a pool of men and women I’ve worked with along the way (and new ones too)… In addition to new music, I’ll be working on making sure the Swans catalog is all reissued properly and stays in print in the best possible form and packaging (which is just as important to me as the music itself)”.

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SWANS FINAL TOUR DATES

May
24 May – UK Birmingham, The Asylum*
25 May – BE Zottegam, Dunk!Festival*
26 May – UK Bristol, Trinity Community Arts*
27 May – UK London, Roundhouse* – Buy tickets
28 May – UK Manchester, Victoria Warehouse* – Buy tickets
30 May – IR Dublin, Button Factory*
June
2 June – ES Barcelona, Primavera Sound Festival*
3 June – DE Moers, Moers Festival*
5 June – FR Biarritz, Atabal*
6 June – FR Angoulême, La Nef*
7 June – FR Rouen, Le 106*
9 June – PT Porto, NOS Primavera Sound Festival*
*with Little Annie
August
2 Aug – IT Milan, Magnolia Club Outside Concert
**
6 Aug – PL Katowice, Off! Festival
**
10 Aug – CZ Jaromer, Brutal Assault Festival
**
20 Aug – US Las Vegas NV, Psycho Las Vegas Festival
**
22 Aug – US San Francisco CA, Independent
**
25 Aug – US Seattle WA, The Neptune
**
26 Aug – CA Vancouver BC, Venue
**
27 Aug – US Portland OR, Revolution Hall
**
** with Okkyung Lee
October
1 Oct – RU Saint Petersburg, Aurora
2 Oct – RU Moscow, Yotaspace
4 Oct – FR Lorienr, Le Manège
***
5 Oct – FR Bordeaux, Rock School Barbey
***
19 Oct – CH Winterthur, Salzhaus
***
21 Oct – CH Fribourg, Fri-SON
***
22 Oct – DE Heidelberg, Halle 02
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24 Oct – DE Dresden, Beatpol
***
25 Oct – DE Leipzig, Conne Island
***
26 Oct – DE Berlin, Berghain
***
28 Oct – DE Bremen, Lagerhouse
***
*** with Baby Dee
November
2 Nov – US Brooklyn NY, Warsaw (w Carla Bozulich)

3 Nov – US Brooklyn NY, Warsaw (w Anna von Hausswolff)

4 Nov – US Brooklyn NY, Warsaw (w ADULT.)


 

WHERE DOES A BODY END? – DOCUMENTARY FILM

A brand new documentary about Swans, Where Does A Body End?, is currently in production, due for release in 2018. Director Marco Porsia has captured many of Swans’ performances since their reactivation in 2010, and interviewed fans and artists who have worked with the band, including Jarboe, Daniel Miller, Thurston Moore, Ben Frost, Jehnny Beth of Savages, Sunn O))) and many more.

 

RECENT SWANS RELEASES

The Glowing Man is out now on double CD, deluxe triple gatefold vinyl and 2CD/DVD format. 

“Devastatingly intense…” – UNCUT 4*

MOJO 4* – Metro 4* – Clash 4* – FT 4* – Record Collector 4* – Classic Rock 4*

Buy here: The Glowing Man stockists

Listen here: The Glowing Man streaming

The Great Annihilator (remastered) is out now on double CD and vinyl, packaged with Michael Gira’s Drainland.

“… offers crucial perspective on a band whose versatility has basically known no bounds” – PITCHFORK

“… another powerful testament to his most singular vision” – 4* MOJO

“Further proof of their genius is not necessary – indeed, it hasn’t been for some years now – but, in this release, we have quite the reminder” – 9* THE LINE OF BEST FIT

Buy here: The Great Annihilator stockists

Listen here: The Great Annihilator streaming

Listen here: Drainland streaming

Video link: YouTube

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