Friday, August 19, 2011

Now And Forever

The Wild Swans, a post-punk band from Liverpool, England, which originally formed in 1980 are coming to Manila!

Shortly after Paul Simpson (ex-keyboards) left The Teardrop Explodes and teamed up (on vocals) with Jeremy Kelly (guitar), Ged Quinn (keyboards), James Weston (bass) and Justin Stavely (drums). Stavely was later replaced by Alan Wills and although bass players came and went, Joseph Fearon played on both of the studio albums, recorded by a reincarnated Mark II version of the band.

The Wild Swans have not to date recorded any charting hits or albums, but they have enjoyed a degree of success and/or cult status in the US, Germany, UK, Japan, and especially the Philippines. The Wild Swans also spun off two charting splinter projects; Care and The Lotus Eaters. Members of The Wild Swans have also been members of such Liverpool-based UK chart acts as Echo & The Bunnymen, The Icicle Works, The Woodentops and The Lightning Seeds. That is history folks!

On October 1, it’s a gift as the Wild Swans will be performing here in Manila. Thanks to Giz Rockque, a long-ago friend who are just one of the fantastic people behind all things Swans!

Here’s a pick of them grabbed from TBLee’s project:


That’s Giz right there in stripes, uh-oh tee punked us here but hmmm…I’m gonna make one for personal consumption? Thanks Giz! Just like what their lyrics says: Now And Forever, amen!