The Bristol duo announce their first run of UK dates (beyond one-off club and festival performances) since the pandemic began. The forthcoming gigs follow a sold out Fabric show and an appearance at the Pitchfork Festival in London late last year.
This announcement also coincides with the band making last year’s short film ‘Flight of the Giant Swan’ available to stream online for the first time. Directed by Joe Hatt, the film is a document of their last UK tour in November 2019, around the release of their self-titled debut LP. It has since been shown at Rewire Festival and the Bern International Film Festival.
Watch the film right here (PSE Warning: We need to make you aware that this film contains flashing imagery which may potentially trigger seizures for people with photosensitive epilepsy. Viewer discretion is advised).
FLIGHT OF THE GIANT SWAN
Filmed across two weekends in November 2019, Flight Of The Giant Swan is a candid audio-visual testament to the raw electronic punk energy of Giant Swan, aka Robin Stewart and Harry Wright, as they embark on a UK tour in support of their self-titled debut album.
Shot by the band’s manager Joe Hatt (who then slowly edited the footage in the COVID-19 aftershock), the film is a woozy, visceral trip through what feels like a strangely distant time. Sequences from memorable nights in London, Glasgow, Manchester, Leeds, Newcastle and Bristol are dubbed into an uneasy churn of strobe reflections on sweat-brined limbs, room-captured blasts of live sonic vérité and post-show ruminations covertly recorded backstage.
Both an intimate portrait of the duo’s onstage connection and the dancefloor communion their live sets engender, Flight Of The Giant Swan is an intense and authentic snapshot of an electrifying live act in their element, as they prepare to ascend again into a very different world.
Filmed and edited by Joe Hatt
Produced by Keith Leaf
Thursday 28th April – Leeds, Belgrave Music Hall w/ Taaliah, K Means
Friday 29th April – Liverpool, District w/ Solen Velour, Hesska + More
Saturday 30th April – Manchester, White Hotel w/ ZULI, K Means, Rosa Methol
The most recent release was back in February last year…