Swans, one of the most influential bands to emerge from New York’s No Wave movement of the early 1980s, will return to Australia again next February to play two shows, one at the Manning Bar in Sydney and one at the Corner Hotel in Melbourne.
Since their inception, Swans have amassed an impressive 12 studio album catalogue, and at each step of the journey they relentlessly pushed boundaries and pummelled listeners into rarely explored depths with their dissonant sounds. Swans’ contribution to this genre is truly second to none and is often cited as influence to their musical contemporaries.
Frontman and driving force Michael Gira decided to reconvene the group in 2010 after over a decade in hiatus. Since then, Swans have released two more studio albums and one live recording, the latest of which, The Seer, has been described by Gira as “the culmination of every previous Swans album as well as any other music I’ve ever made, been involved in or imagined”.
If you missed out on their shows last year, be sure to grab your tickets quickly so as not to let the sincerely unique experience pass you by again.
Swans Australian Tour Dates February 2013
Wednesday 13th February
Manning Bar, Sydney – 18+
Tickets from http://manningbar.com Ph: 1300 762 545
Friday 15th February
Corner Hotel, Melbourne – 18+
Tickets from http://cornerhotel.com Ph: (03) 9427 9198