Currently docking in Bristol, UK, Giant Swan is the brainchild of Robin Stewart & Harry Wright; an acerbic marriage of energised, aggressive dance music, quaking bass and hypnotic electronic noise. Across a table of machines and pedals, incorporating abused guitar and liberal vocal manipulation, Giant Swan create a cross-breed of hypnotic bass, industrial percussion and disorientating energy delivered with telepathic intricacy.
Vital players within Bristol’s Howling Owl collective and with strong ties to the city’s deep musical heritage, Giant Swan have steadily spread their wings across the UK and Europe, sharing stages with the likes of Surgeon, Vessel, Shackleton, Venetian Snares and Container. On stage, Giant Swan are a maelstrom of potential energy, bleeding between several sonic movements that both obliterate and invigorate. Building on a foundation of rhythmic tension and frenzied improvisation, no two performances are the same as the duo re-build and destroy their twisted vision of techno-not-techno.
The acclaimed release of the Earn 12″ on FuckPunk in 2016 confirmed them as one of the most exciting electronic acts to emerge in recent years. With a host of new releases penned for 2017 and their reputation fermenting, they are taking flight.
“Their tracks induce odd perceptual tricks through prolonged repetition. What was hitherto still becomes slippery: drones go kaleidoscopic; electricity itself dances” – Wire
“Giant Swan transmute the output of two guitars into something seismically banging” – The Quietus
“Distorted noisescapes and gorgeous, anamorphic visuals mean that no two shows are ever the same – you won’t be the same after.” Drowned In Sound
|04/08/17||Giant Swan in Plougonvelin, FR||Visions|