Giant Swan return with their first new music almost a year to the day since their instant classic self-titled debut LP. Silkworm is a weapons grade, leftfield club banger, primed to cause delirious devastation on the dancefloor that we're all currently denied, and the initial blast from a 3 track EP coming in 2021, Do Not Be Afraid Of Tenderness.
Harry Wright comments: "The EP is called Do Not Be Afraid Of Tenderness, which I feel is something we can all relate to, but for me this comes as a result of a more personal struggle Ive been exploring with regards to loss, consolation and serenity. Its about accepting were all under something in all senses of the word, through oppression and limitation in one sense of course, but in a more positive way it's about knowing there is love and help around and it will always find you if you cant find it. This is also the first time weve made a whole record without seeing each other IRL... definitely learned a lot from that experience..."
Robin Stewart adds: "I found the writing process incredibly difficult because we werent able to see one another. An unusual lack of contact meant that mixing the tunes felt very raw and reactionary, which I felt actually made the experience an enriching one. Despite this it was a very powerful experience and one that has definitely resulted in some of the most personal music weve ever written."
Giant Swan are one of the most exciting artists to emerge from the UK underground in recent years. With equal appeal to fans of hardcore punk or noise-rock as club kids and clued up electronica fans, the duo toured relentlessly pre-COVID, playing everywhere from Berghain to Glastonbury to support slots with The Horrors and IDLES, and a series of 12"s on tastemaker labels such as Whities and Timedance leading up to their debut album. This first new music to emerge from the group in over a year epitomises everything that makes them so thrilling - mis-shapen techno textures, sub-bass and snatches of distorted vocals that create a unique interplay. Released once again on their own Keck imprint, and mastered by multi-disciplinary artist Russell Haswell, noted for his collaborative work with the likes of Aphex Twin, Mika Vainio and Merzbow.