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Swans to release Oxygen EP featuring four alternate versions

The band also recently confirmed their largest UK headline show yet, for May 2015.

Not content with releasing a new album earlier this year and re-issuing a seminal one next week, Swans have confirmed plans for a new EP, ‘Oxygen’.

Set for release on 24th November, their new extended player is set to feature four new versions of their latest album ‘To Be Kind’ highlight ‘Oxygen’. Fans will be treated to a reworking of the song by Mute founder Daniel Miller, as well as a live performance from Primavera, an early demo as recorded at frontman Michael Gira’s own home and an acoustic reinterpretation.

Their new EP comes ahead of the re-issuing of their 1983 debut album ‘Filth’, which lands on 28th October, and alongside the news that their massive world tour is now underway. Their full touring schedule - which includes a show at London’s Roundhouse on 21st May 2015 - is below.

OCTOBER
21 Berlin, Berghain, Germany
22 Berlin, Berghain, Germany
23 Leipzig, Schauspiel Leipzig, Germany
24 Cologne, Gebaeude 9, Germany
25 Hanover, MusikZentrum, Germany
27 Hamburg, Kampnagel, Germany
29 Dresden, Beatpol, Germany
30 Wiesbaden, Schlachtho, Germany
31 Karlsruhe, Jubez, Germany

NOVEMBER
01 Munich, Feierwerk, Germany
22 Utrecht, Mouth To Mouth at Le Guess Who? festival curated by Swans
23 Copenhagen, Vega Main Hall, Denmark
24 Oslo, Rockefeller, Norway
25 Stockholm, Slakthuset, Sweden
26 Helsinki, Tavastia, Finland
28 St Petersburg, Kosmonavt, Russia
29 Moscow, VOLTA, Russia

DECEMBER
01 Poznan, Eskulap, Poland
02 Gdansk, Klub B90, Poland
03 Warsaw, Basen, Poland
05 Athens, Votanikos, Greece
06 Thessaloniki, Bloc 33, Greece
07 Drill : Brighton curated by Wire, UK
08 Nottingham, Rescue Rooms, UK

JANUARY 2015
27 Tokyo O-East, Japan
28 Osaka Club Quattro, Japan

MAY
21 London, Roundhouse, UK

Listen to Daniel Miller’s new edit of the band’s ‘Oxygen’ below.

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