TUNE Punching Swans - Pecked To Death
PUNCHING SWANS ‘PECKED TO DEATH’
NEW SINGLE RELEASED 22nd JANUARY
Punching Swans return with their new single ‘Pecked To Death’, taken from their forthcoming new album ‘Nesting’ (also 22nd January), released on Skingasm Records.
Formed as a dare in 2011, Punching Swans are a noised/math/art rock trio from London and Kent. What began as a side project soon became a regular in the Medway DIY scene and they have released 2 albums and a split EP to date. ‘Nesting’ was mostly written shortly after the last album, 2014’s ‘Mollusc’, and honed on tour. Keen spotters out there might notice a not-so-subtle bird theme running throughout, with tracks such as ‘Beak Throat’, ‘Pigeon Street’ and ‘Ostrituals’. Partly inspired by the online Owl-man pranks, as well as The Wickerman and The Birds, ‘Nesting’ follows the story of a man ostracised by his local village and taking up residence in the local woods. His method of escape from the gloom comes via an obsession with transforming himself in to a bird man. As well as the usual CD and download formats, the band are also handcrafting a limited number of ‘Nesting’ books, which display his various sketches and thoughts in a half-journal, half-magical format.
Punching Swans take the album on the road around release with shows in Canterbury (28th Jan), Medway (29th), London (11th Feb), Oxford (21st), Bristol (24th) and Liverpool (27th). More dates to be added soon.