Giant Swan (UK)

  • 7:00 pm - 11:59 pm, August 24, 2023
  • Price: $42
  • Venue: Echo & Bounce
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Roused At! x Cyber Palace present:
An image of two men, the man on the left is wearing a black cap and shirt and scratching his ear, the man on the right has a white shirt and is lighting a cigarette


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HOLVV (live)

Known for their high energy fun live show, Giant Swan is the brainchild of Robin Stewart & Harry Wright; an acerbic marriage of energised, aggressive dance music, quaking bass and hypnotic electronic noise.

Having built a formidable reputation for their hi-octane improvised performances, relentless international touring and a succession of acclaimed EPs on respected imprints such as Whities, Timedance and Mannequin, ‘Giant Swan’ sees the pair stepping things up significantly, with a full-length musical statement that bristles with the galvanising energy for which they’re known while introducing a fresh depth, range and sonic nuance to the equation.
Named after a beloved track by screamo overlords the Blood Brothers, Giant Swan was originally conceived as a side project from their roles as guitarists in the band The Naturals, with formative influences such as My Bloody Valentine and Lightning Bolt being distilled over time with inspiration from the varied and always vibrant local music scene in Bristol. From dub soundsystem teachings at the Trinity Centre and Black Swan or the fiercely experimental early transmissions of friends in the Young Echo collective, Giant Swan have grown to take their place as one of the most singular and determined groups to emerge from the UK underground in many years.
β€œTo me Giant Swan means lots of feelings and lots of fun. It’s like a mucky brain, with everything passing through it and being rendered as our music. It’s a vehicle for us to spread our want for a more open-minded and inclusive dance experience, fuelled by a conscious mantra with tongue firmly in cheek”, proclaims Robin, whilst Harry adds, β€œGiant Swan is just the name of a never-ending story. A statement that changes with each recipient, centred around tolerance, inclusion, self-sufficiency and TRUST. Oh and also weed and beats. It’s about getting stoned and losing ourselves to each other’s consciousness. This record is a conversation between aesthetics. A dialogue where a question is answered with another question until everyone in the room is left scratching their heads, or moving their feet.”
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Poster by Tara Pattenden

Thursday, August 24th
$42 entry | 7:00pm – 12:00am

echo&bounce, 596 Stanley St Woolloongabba

This show takes place on the stolen land of the Jagera people and the Turrbal people. We acknowledge that this is a contested space & pay our deepest respects to Elders past and present.