Keck – November 8th
I recall a time in recent memory when those in the cool indie circles turned their noses up at dance music, as though it could bear no true artistic merit, and was consequently snubbed publicly in favour of some very bland guitar rock. How the tides have turned, and with it, a Giant Swan drifts into view.
The Bristol-based duo has been making the rounds for a few years now, but 2019 sees them drop their debut, self-titled release on the newly-minted Keck Records.
The Giant Swan name conjures an image of something monstrous and beautiful, which would also aptly describe the album’s sound. These are capital B.I.G. anthems, which effortlessly meld disarming post-industrial clamour and tweaked vocal loops into the fold of more familiar white-label grooves.