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Swans confirm they’re recording a new album this year

Michael Gira confirms the group will return to the studio in September.

Swans founder Michael Gira has confirmed via the group’s Facebook page that they will return to the studio this September, recording the follow-up to their 2014 release ‘To Be Kind’.

Gira added an updated list of the current Swans UK and European tour, which includes a performance on DIY and EVOL’s Baltic Stage at this year’s Liverpool Sound City Festival.

Two exclusive live recordings from Swans’ recent tour dates have also been shared on the official YouTube account, with Gira adding:

“Hello, thank you for listening to our music. I hope it gives you some joy and pleasure.

I am pleased that you have discovered our music through this medium. I view this experience as the equivalent of previewing a record in a record store in days of old. However, if you wish to experience the music in its’ fullest form, I would strongly encourage you to acquire it in a physical format you can bring into your home. Not only will you then be able to experience the richest version of the music sonically, but you will also be afforded the opportunity to enjoy the tangible artwork, which was conceived in tandem with the music, and serves as a further portal to experiencing the total conceptual and spiritual and emotional content of the work we have labored, lovingly, to bring to you.

I love you,

– Michael Gira / Swans / Young God Records”

Watch the recordings of ‘Just A Little Boy’ and ‘A Little God In My Hands’, taken from ‘To Be Kind’ and read Swans’ upcoming tour dates below. ‘To Be Kind’ is out now via Young God Records. For ticket availability, head to the official Swans website here.

MAY
02 Istanbul (TR), FSK Saloon
06 Stavanger (NO), Folken
07 Bergen (NO), USF Verteft
08 Oslo (NO), Vulkan
09 Trondheim (NO), Blaest
11 Gothenburg (SE), Sticky Fingers
12 Malmo (SE), Babel
14 Nijmegen (NL), Doorroosje
15 Dortmund (DE), FZW
16 Liege (BE), Les Ardents Club
17 Kortrijk (BE), De Kreun
20 Bristol, The Marble Factory
21 London, The Roundhouse
22 Liverpool, Liverpool Sound City Festival
23 Glasgow, The Art School
24 Belfast (NI), Mandella Hall
25 Dublin (IE), The Button Factory
27 Norwich, Epic Studios
29 Nimes (FR), This Is Not A Love Song Festival
30 Barcelona (ES), Primavera Festival

JULY
03 Gydina (PO), Open-er Festival
04 Reykavik (ICE), ATP Festival
05 Berlin (DE), Volksühne
07 Tel Aviv (IL), HaTreaton Club
08 Paris (FR), Trabendo Club
10 Kiev (UKR), Sentrum
12 Skopje (MK), MKC
17 Ostrava (CZ), Ostrava Festival
18 Crispendorf (DE), Chaos Descends Festival

Swans will play Sound City (22nd-24th May), where DIY is an official media partner. Tickets are on sale now. Visit diymag.com/presents for more information.

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