Release Date: Dec 30, 2016
Record label: The Quietus Phonographic Corporation
Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock
As I sit and mull over my thoughts about this, the throbbing, monolithic debut LP by Sex Swing, it’s difficult to imagine a more timely release for this record. Unveiling itself to an audience which has so recently been battered senseless by political tumult and the passing of one of the most singular, visionary figures in 20th and 21st century popular culture, the dissonance, indeterminacy and animalistic physicality of Sex Swing feels curiously harmonious with its deeply alarming cultural context. Socio-political conditions like this are frighteningly anomalous and unpredictable – this, as we are continually told, shouldn’t be happening.
Ok, some Semiotics 101 for you. Take a look at this cover for the self-titled debut album from London based doomlords, Sex Swing. Take an opportunity to study it for a minute or so. Notice how the various components interact with each other; the pale sickly greenish-yellow matter that oozes over the what appears to be some kind of soft spongy pink flesh that bulges out onto a sterile paper sheet.