Dealing in sweaty groove and physical menace, Sex Swing are the British underground supergroup 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, Colin Webster (sax) is involved with a plethora of free jazz projects, Dan Chandler (vocals) sang in the masterful Dethscalator and Stu Bell (drums) played in the same and Gin Palace, while newest addition Jodie Cox (guitar) currently also plays with Seattle drone metal overlords Earth.
Forged from the sum total of five distinct personalities with a welter of experience making wildly different music of various vivid hues, Sex Swing are a unique proposition. Forming in 2014, intense improvisational sessions in South London ensued and the result is an album which is a heady combination of Suicide, Joy Division, The Thing, Black Metal Raccoons, Motorhead, and Portishead.
They combine heinous volume, brute rhythmic throb and a twisted noise, which is crushingly disorientating while still being pretty good to dance to. Burning with distortion, flagellating peels of sax and synth debasement, they are the result of an intense musical coupling between five veterans of experimental noise rock.
Live dates -
2 December - London, Rough Trade East instore - onstage at 6.30pm
3 December – Manchester, Star and Garter
4 December - Bristol, Exchange
6 December - London, The Quietus Winter Bash at Corsica Studios