We are thrilled to welcome Bristol’s blistering noise techno punks, Giant Swan, by arrangement with Qu Junktions! Over the past few years of extensively touring the UK and Europe’s DIY circuit, with festival appearances including Berlin Atonal and Unsound, they have developed a reputation for uncompromising, in your face, propulsive live technoid sets reminiscent of Fuck Buttons, Lightning Bolt, and Suicide.
In their path, Robin Stewart and Harry Wright, have dropped a number of singles via Howling Owl (2015), FuckPunk (2016), Timedance (2017), Mannequin (2018) and most recently Whities (2018) as Giant Swan. These fresh features from Resident Advisor and Mixmag attest to their “awesome power”. Take a peek at the Boiler Room below for a glimpse of the intensity they bring!
They’re not the first to approach techno from a hardcore punk sensibility, but their energy on stage is pushing them into a league of their own. Imagine Container and Alan Vega attempting a peak-time techno record, and you’re halfway to grasping the Giant Swan sound. RESIDENT ADVISOR
A Giant Swan show is heavy and direct; there’s a physicality you won’t find at most live techno shows. The duo throw themselves behind every synth squeal, crashing snare and vocal wail with an energy often echoed by its audience. MIXMAG
Their tracks induce odd perceptual tricks through prolonged repetition. What was hitherto still becomes slippery: drones go kaleidoscopic; electricity itself dances. WIRE
Their live performances are exceptionally potent, recalling the ecstatic dance-not-dance music of early Holy Fuck and the pure WTF?! gristle and energy of the first Rezzett records. THE QUIETUS
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