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ARTIST
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Sex Swing
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CD

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GID 007CD GID 007CD
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RELEASE DATE
12/30/2016

Sex Swing present their self-titled debut album on The Quietus Phonographic Corporation. Sex Swing are a British "underground supergroup" comprising of: Tim Cedar (keyboards), formerly of Ligament, who fronts Part Chimp and runs Dropout Studios in Camberwell; Jason Stoll (bass) is a member of revered Liverpool psych champions Mugstar and also makes tumultuous and foreboding sounds with Bonnacons Of Doom and runs God Unknown Records; Colin Webster (sax) is involved with a plethora of free jazz projects (including Dead Neanderthals) and releases many of them through his Raw Tonk label; Dan Chandler (vocals) sang in the masterful Dethscalator; Stuart Bell (drums) played in the same and Gin Palace; while newest addition Jodie Cox (guitar) currently also plays with Seattle drone metal overlords Earth. Dealing in sweaty groove and physical menace, Sex Swing are musically tied to an England both squalid and hallucinatory: rain-soaked and rat-bitten but also (genuinely) psychedelic. Because while psych - a contentious phrase at the best of times - is often thought of in terms of beatific hyper-color and can readily encompass everything from jangling '60s revivalists to bedroom laptop alchemists, Sex Swing operate at the brutal end: a grey-scale dockland in a warped hive mind screwed by lack of sleep and haunted by the twisted waking dreams that inevitably ensue. Waves of cranial discomfort tempered by the pure physical release of the music.