by Red Cell
The Swans are not dead! They will be performing in a rare appearance at the Supersonic Festival in Birmingham. Swans current lineup is: Michael Gira; guitar, voice, mendicant friar act (original Swans), Norman Westberg: guitar (original Swans), Christoph Hahn: guitar (mid-period Swans and most Angels of Light ), Phil Puleo; drums, percussion, dulcimer etc etc (final Swans tour and most of Angels of Light), Chris Pravdica: bass and gadgets (Flux Information Sciences / Services/ Gunga Din) and Thor Harris: drums, percussion, vibes, dulcimer, curios, keys, etc… (Angels of Light, now also with Shearwater). Unfortunately, and predictably, Jarboe will not be adding her voice to the equation. In other exciting news, it looks like this linup will be recording a new LP for Gira’s Young God label later this year too!
Supersonic takes place in and around the Custard Factory in the heart of Eastside of Birmingham. You can get tickets and read more about the festival here.